The shores of Naples, FL took a heavy beating with Hurricane Ian in September 2022. Thankfully, the environment and people continue to recover with time and assistance. Here’s the latest Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park recovery information.

The Park Before Hurricane Ian

When planning your trip to Naples, FL, you likely considered the vibrant state parks and beaches nearby. Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park had 166 acres of tropical fun, featuring a mile-long white sand beach, fishing spots, and more. Even in the middle of December, the park’s visitors felt transported to an island excursion.

The Park: Currently Closed Until Further Notice

Hurricane Ian severely damaged the park’s natural resources. This damage has led to visible and invisible hazards hiding under the sand and water.

The Department of Environmental Protection has allowed some parks to reopen with some dangers still present. Nonetheless, staff members of Delnor-Wiggins have indicated the park will remain closed for now.

Fortunately, professionals have taken over the Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park recovery process. Cleanup has been extensive to ensure your safety when it’s time to visit again. You can view the cleaning progress video on the park’s front page and give donations.

For regular updates, photos, videos, and more visit our Facebook page.

Plan Your Trip Around Naples

Even if the Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park recovery isn’t going as quickly as you’d wish, you can still visit Naples, FL. A post on the Friends of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park Facebook page recommends:

…the beach at the Bluebill access to the North end of Vandy! While Wiggins remains closed this is a great option to enjoy the beach. Park at Connor Park, before the bridge, and catch a ride with Holly. Just look for the breezy blue shuttle and the gal with a big ole smile! ~ Ursula 💛

You don’t want to miss what the city has to offer! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!