Fort Clinch State Park, Amelia Island

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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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  • My first time here and it is in good condition though very similar to the other forts. Took about an hour to tour. Good luck. 
    My first time here and it is in good condition though very similar to the other forts. Took about an hour to tour. Good luck.  more »
  • Well done and preserved by Florida State Parks. History and staff were really friendly. Additional fee to see the fort but very reasonably priced. A must see. 
    Well done and preserved by Florida State Parks. History and staff were really friendly. Additional fee to see the fort but very reasonably priced. A must see.  more »
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  • Ft. Clinch is a great place to relax. I've camped here before and that sites and facilities were great. It's just really hard to book. Exploring the fort is always kind of cool and we've found many shark's teeth on the beach. They have a great shaded playground near the fort entrance. They have some nice biking and hiking trails. The biking trails have hills (which is a super rare find in North East Florida). The beach isn't great for swimming but Fernandina main beach is just outside the park and offers some great options for restaurants, putt putt, and skate park. Such a beautiful park.
  • What a nice park! The roads are in good condition although a little narrow. The canopy of trees create a nice drive. All the main buildings are in great shape and clean but it’s the Fort and beach that is the main attraction. We spent hours on the beach looking for the sharks teeth we’ve heard about but it wasn’t our day to find any. The beach is very large and it’s easy to distance yourself from other visitors. Can’t wait to return!

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