Fort Clinch State Park

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Fort Clinch

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Fort Clinch Fort

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Fort Clinch Fishing Pier

Facts about Fort Clinch State Park

Fort Clinch State Park is located at northern Amelia Island, the Fort, is home to beautiful beaches, trails, camping, so come take a walk in history.
Being located along the Amelia River. It has over 1,100 acres including the 19th-century Fort Clinch, sand dunes, plains, maritime hammock and tidal marsh makes for a natural paradise.
The park and fort lie to the northeast of Fernandina Beach at the entrance to the Cumberland Sound.
Fort Clinch is a 19th-century brick fortress begun in 1847 after the end of the Second Seminole War. It was named in honor of General Duncan Lamont Clinch, important figure in the First and Second Seminole Wars. The only battle to occur at Clinch was when Union troops recaptured the fort in 1862 after Confederate forces seized control the previous year. Fort Clinch served as the base of Union operations in the area throughout the Civil War.
Activities: In addition to exploring Fort Clinch, activities include pier fishing, sunbathing, hiking, surf casting, camping, birding, and shelling. Visitors can also enjoy picnicking, swimming, bicycling, beach combing, and wildlife viewing. Park personnel reenact military life at the fort. Among the wildlife of the park are the rare purple sandpiper, alligators, white-tailed deer, and other birds. Visitors can also see dolphins and manatees.
Location:
2601 Atlantic Ave Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
904 277-7274

Hours:

The Park is open from 8 a.m. to Sunset
365 days per year
from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The visitor Center is open
daily from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Admission Fee:
$6.00 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle.
$4.00 Single Occupant Vehicle.
1 Person in Vehicle $2.00 per person
Fort admission. $2.00
wikipedia Florida State Parks

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Fort Clinch Camping

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Bike Rentals

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Fort Clinch Beaches