Whether you’re serious about reeling in a big catch or just angling for some fun, we’re here to help you find a great place to fish. From secluded lakes to amenity-filled state parks, check out some of the best places to fish in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches. Just remember to get a fishing license before you go—available at the Tax Collectors office, online and many local bait shops.
Pier Fishing in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches
Herschel King Park in Palm Coast
Located on the Intracoastal Waterway, Herschel King Park is 20 acres and features a boat ramp, fishing pier, restrooms and more. The fishing pier itself is nicely sized, with plenty of benches and a shaded structure—perfect for hot Florida days. Another perk? An onsite playground…a must for any littles who might lose interest in the reel fun.
Waterfront Park in Palm Coast
A quiet park located in the heart of Palm Coast. Fish the Intracoastal from the t-shaped pier, which includes a covered section. You may even spot a manatee or dolphin during your visit. The park is also connected to the city’s bike trails, so it’s easily accessible.
Bing’s Landing in Palm Coast
This eight-acre county park is located within “The Hammock,” an area known for its maritime forests. Walk past the stretch of trees to one of several fishing piers, where you can drop a line in the Intracoastal Waterway for snapper, snook and more. There’s also a canoe/kayak launch if you’d like to get even closer to the action. Lots of charters depart from Bing’s Landing—meet a local captain to learn more.
Surf Fishing in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches
Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area in Flagler Beach
A double fish feature at this Florida State Park. With access to both the Atlantic Ocean and the Intercoastal Waterway, anglers have the option of surf fishing and shore fishing. Catch red drum, whiting, flounder, trout, and other species. The park has numerous amenities: an accessible canoe/kayak launch, picnic pavilions, restroom facilities, kayak rentals, tours, boat ramp, and more. Entrance fee is $5 per vehicle.
Varn Park in Flagler Beach
You’ll find the local fishermen (and women) lining the shoreline at this beachfront spot. Cast a line for blues, whiting, and flounder while also enjoying spectacular water views. There’s plenty of parking and restrooms are available.
Remote Fishing Spots in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches
Lake Disston in Bunnell
Head west to find this remote county park. Lake Disston is approximately 2,000 acres and is peppered with gnarled cypress trees and bulrushes in its dark waters. Fishing is primarily done by small boat, canoe, or kayak. Beware: this secluded spot has a primitive launch—best suited for experienced boaters/anglers. Species include largemouth bass, bluegill, black crappie, and more.
Haw Creek Preserve – Russell Landing in Bunnell
Like Lake Disston, Haw Creek Preserve is another remote fishing spot in the western part of the county. The preserve gets its name from the haw shrubs that line the perimeter of the water. Under the water, anglers will find speckled perch, shellcracker, catfish, and more. A public boat ramp is available.
Not ready to go it alone? Book a fishing charter for a guided excursion on the water.