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Fort Clinch State Park

2601 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034
904-277-7274
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Historic Sites, Military Bases/ Facilities, Parks
Activities: Camping, Hiking, Biking
Description: This state park preserves Florida's history.
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Florida
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291 reviews 291 reviews
91 attraction reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Beautiful relaxing drive through the tree canopied road. The 1,427 acre park has many things to enjoy. Wildlife & bird watching, bicycle/hiking trails, campsites, beach, the fishing pier & historic Fort Clinch. We only had time to visit the pier. At 1/2 mile long the pier enjoys many fisherman & great ocean views. The beach looks very inviting. There was... More

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Mims, Florida, United States
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Great experience! Fort could use better signage and explanation of buildings and surroundings, but overall a great facility and great staff!

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Tallahassee, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

What a great state park! Beautiful beaches, an outstanding fishing pier, plenty of shorelines and trails to hike and bike, and a great fort that even my preteen and teen kids enjoyed exploring. I only wish I had more time to play here. Next time, I'm definitely bringing the fishing poles and trail bikes and planning to stay longer!

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Brooklyn, NY
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76 reviews 76 reviews
18 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

The beach is very nice with an abundance of seashells. I was able to find 2 shark teeth as well. There is a scenic stop which gives you a good view of the lighthouse. And if you are into history a stop by the Fort.

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Orlando, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

You can see GA from the fort. We rented scooters from a nearby scooter rental place and rode them into the park. It was so much fun.

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Naples, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Great spot for history as well as a good beach on the north end, lots of shells and good tidal pools at low tide. Looks like a great campground as well. Fort was good, had costumed staff who explained life during time of occupation. Well worth a visit and interesting for kids as wellas adults.

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Grand Rapids, MI
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14 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Went here as a group and had a narrated tour of the fort. The "tour guides" were a little abrasive for me and the style of yelling at people and I don't care for. They are very knowledgeable and it was great learning the history of the fort. The grounds are well preserved considering the age of everything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

was not busy the day we went and enjoyed walking around the fort and looking at the buildings and history. great views on the inlet interested walk down the fishing pier over 1/2 mile long

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Spectacular state park that's worth a visit. A walk down a quarter mile long fishing pier provides a view of most of the Amelia Island seashore and close-by Georgia islands. An oak and Spanish moss canopy covered drive in 95 degree heat was a welcome respite. The swamp trail promises alligators and armadillos at feeding time.

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Elverson, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We enjoyed walking around Fort Clinch. The beaches and views are very expansive and uncrowded. We almost had it all to ourselves and wished we had brought our bathing suits!

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