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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  • Beautiful State park with beaches, rivers, wildlife and 1880s period fort. Should not be missed. Go the first weekend of the month for re-enactment weekend.  more »
  • Dropped by for a few hours with our little kids. I vaguely remember visiting when I was a kid. Nice way to spend a half-day. No crowd during our visit on a Sunday morning. Looks like a great place for...  more »
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  • In my opinion this is one of the best places not only in Florida but in the US to visit. The history of Fort Clinch is remarkable and encompasses some of the major history of the south and United States as a whole. If you're a history lover then you are sure to be pleased with it here. Now besides the historical aspect, it would also appeal to anyone who loves the beach, finding shark teeth and beautiful seashells while walking along the shoreline. Or you could head over and go camping in their very lovely RV parks and campgrounds. There is wildlife in abundance all over the park and wonderful hiking and photo opportunities. The marsh views are amazing. Be careful and be courteous of nature and history and you're sure to have a wonderful time here!
  • Love history. Loved going through this fort. Nice little museum on the way in. Rooms are setup and created to give you an authentic feel. We didn’t see anyone dresses in the time period. Wish there were some more signs or guides available to explain things.

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