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Fort Clinch State Park

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Address: 2601 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone Number: 904-277-7274
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Activities: Camping, Hiking, Biking
Description: This state park preserves Florida's history.

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My husband and I always visit Fort Clinch State Park, when we are on Amelia. It has a variety of ecosystems to explore, from the beach to a swamp. The fort is interesting. Lots of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Lexington, MA
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Lexington, MA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

My husband and I always visit Fort Clinch State Park, when we are on Amelia. It has a variety of ecosystems to explore, from the beach to a swamp. The fort is interesting. Lots of wildlife, and the rangers are very nice. It's well worth a visit.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We have been here a few times with visitors. Check with the times, but there are often reenactments. We saw soldiers dressed in period clothing from several different wars, demonstrating actual weapons. It was very loud, which could frighten small children, but there is plenty of area to move away from the noise. We visited with our college students, who... More 

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Winter Springs, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The volunteers are wonderful. They are well informed and really into relating the period of the Civil War.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the civil war era Fort. We also took advantage of the bicycle rental. Many miles of paved bike trails as well as wooded trails. Beautiful live oak tress with Spanish moss. Nice shady streets. I did not like the bicycle seats. Very uncomfortable for a senior adult.

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Summerville, South Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Very interesting and well maintained fort. The docent enjoyed sharing his knowledge. Learned a piece of history that I was unaware of.

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Iuka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Very interesting step back into time. Kerry was the quartermaster and explained in detail about the enlisted soldiers clothing and the supply room items. Very amusing jokes that shed light on the lifestyle of soldiers & townspeople of that era. Is nice to just walk and explore the different areas of Fort Clinch and the surrounding State Park Area. $6... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This was the favorite part of our trip. My son found sharks teeth on the beach -- which thrilled him. The beach was one of the most beautiful I've ever seen. We were there in a Friday and for a while we were the only people on the beach. It's phenomenal. Don't miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Nice walking trails. Everything was kept orderly and looked well cared for. There was nothing that we disliked about the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Pretty to drive through, and many excellent hiking trails. Trees are adorned with Spanish moss and provide welcome shade in summer (but wear mosquito protection). The beach is loaded with sea shells for collectors.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We went strictly to see the Fort so we were surprised when we were charged twice, once at the front gate to get into the park and then again to get into the fort. We do not regret paying the little extra to see the fort but it would have been nice to have been told up front. Be sure... More 

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