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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  • We toured the fort several years ago, so decided to walk the trails this time. They are densely wooded and the pond areas come with the usual alligator warnings. Very nice for a nature walk... 
    We toured the fort several years ago, so decided to walk the trails this time. They are densely wooded and the pond areas come with the usual alligator warnings. Very nice for a nature walk...  more »
  • 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 »
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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.
  • We camped here in our travel trailer and LOVED this park! The air conditioned bathroom facilities are a huge plus at Florida campgrounds! We stayed on the beach front and by the sound. Both were great! The shell variety was wonderful. The fort was an adventure with the family, and the sunset views were unsurpassed! We even saw a sea turtle on the beach!

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