Ft. Clinch has it all. It's great for birding, photography, beach walking, fishing from the pier, wildlife, history, all at a very reasonable price.
The park was fabulous. The fort has quite a bit of history worth seeing. We walked around Willow Pond and spotted at least a half a dozen alligators as well as some turtles and a heron that almost became lunch for an alligator. Well worth the visit.
Historically it may not be as significant as some sites but interesting nonetheless. The ranger joked the campgrounds were known for their "lovely" bathrooms so we had to check it out. They were nice! We'd like to come back here to camp. A beautiful park and a nice way to spend the day.
If you like old buildings, brickwork, Civil War reenactments, big cannon, scenic overlooks and a chance to climb around one of the finest examples of Third System Fortifications now in existence, this is the place for you. I think all ages would enjoy it.
Ft. Clinch SP is worth the visit. Miles of road or off-road biking and/or walking trails. Fort guides dressed in period outfits walk and talk the part of soldiers of the fort. Beautifully restored fort gives one a clear idea of what it was like. Visitors center/gift shop/camp store run by cheerful, knowledgable volunteers offers souvenirs, camping supplies, ice, history... More
I love history, and this is at a beautiful spot, on the tip of Amelia Island. But it needs more development, a movie about it, more signs at the fort. There was supposed to be a dressed up soldier here, but we did not see him. The nature path down the road was good to walk.
Just a short drive east off I-95 on Amelia Island is a gem in the Florida State Park system. Ft Clinch has beach, camping, hiking and History all in one location for both visitors and residents. The park staff and volunteers are courteous, helpful and knowledgeable and strive to make your visit enjoyable. The fort itself is a unique blend... More
Lots of passageways, rooms and areas to explore. Great view of islands and ocean. When we were there no one was available to guide or answer questions. It looked like there sections that normally would be open be were not during our visit.
This is a wonderful and interesting state park - not to be missed. Interesting exhibits and a tour of the fort was fascinating.
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