Fort Clinch State Park, Fernandina Beach

With a collection of different environments, Fort Clinch State Park is both a natural and historical landmark. The actual fort, which was founded in the 18th century, is open daily for touring. You can experience a variety of outdoor activities here, such as pier fishing, hiking, and shelling. The Amelia River runs through the park, and a campground with full facilities rests near its banks. Another campground is near the Atlantic Ocean. The first weekend of every month military reenactments fill the fort with performances of historical battles. To visit Fort Clinch State Park and other attractions in Amelia Island, use our Amelia Island road trip website .
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  • Saw my first ever live armadillo! The view along the beach was breathtaking. It was a cooler windy day so no crowds. The fort is well preserved. Fascinating history and beautiful walking trails and ov...  more »
  • I went to the State Park with the idea of seeing the fort, not knowing it consists of over a thousand acres of land. I mostly just toured Fort Clinch, as that was my goal, but there are plenty of hiki...  more »
  • I came during the spring, early in the afternoon and it was not crowded, you drive through a very nice town and see not only a very nice park and beach but also a nice piece of history. The trails are...  more »
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  • Very interesting and they have reenactment on the weekends. Please check schedule for days. We also found they have camp grounds and beach entrances.
  • Amazing brickwork- arches and narrow spiral staircase. Right on the water. Very pretty.
  • The fort was an absolutely fascinating experience, it is well kept and it is very neat to see all the history in the fort. It is a bit pricey to pay an entrance fee and then another fee to enter the fort. Overall a very nice and peaceful place.
  • Great people Great place sunrise & sunset
  • Love this place and the history behind it. Very educational for children and even adults. The staff there's very friendly and know what their talking about. GREAT food and nice campground.

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