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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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This state park preserves Florida's history.

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Well if you like wind this is the place. We haven't camped on beach sites many times but this was sure rough due to the wind. There is a river side campground which would be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
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Manchester, Missouri
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Manchester, Missouri
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44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Well if you like wind this is the place. We haven't camped on beach sites many times but this was sure rough due to the wind. There is a river side campground which would be more buffered from the wind. The campground is well laid out and the shower house is clean, Clean, CLEAN! Impeccably CLEAN. I mean shining. Popular... More 

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Virginia
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31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We camped in both the river and beach side campgrounds at Fort Clinch. By far we preferred the beach side. It was quiet, relaxing, close to the beach and the restrooms/showers were immaculately clean. The riverside campground seemed to consist of a younger crowd when we were there. They were much louder, several chopped firewood late into the night and... More 

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Greenwood, South Carolina
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have never been to a state park that offered such a diverse experience. My husband and I enjoyed the Fort- we were there on a day when they were having a re-enactment and it was very educational and was such a lovely setting. After the fort, we visited the beach located in the state park- although the weather was... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A good historical site with an opportunity to walk the grounds. Interesting fact, the fort was built during the mid to late 1800's but was never used, visit to find out why.

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midcoastmaine
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth the trip on a cold and windy February day. The fort is outstanding. One of the best we've visited. The pier is also worth seeing.

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful experience for all ages! My 21 year old self and my boyfriend very much enjoyed it :) we will definitely be back and I will recommend it to all my friends and family.

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Eastsound, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We lucked out and came on a the first Saturday of the month when "Union" soldiers are in the fort. There were fires going in some of the rooms and a soldier playing the fife. There were also soldiers in uniform and they gave a simulated demonstration of their rifles. We also went on a walking botanical tour with volunteer... More 

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Groton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Historic fort from the civil years. First weekend of each month there is reenactment with dressed soldiers telling what went on during the building of the fort before and during the war. This was a Union fort which surprised me being this far south. This park has hiking trails,camping sites a beatiful beach. I want to come back on a... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The park is beautiful. It has ocean beaches, bird watching, turtles, camping, fishing. Fort Clinch itself is great for history buffs. There are continual restorations taking place, and there are reenactments on weekends.

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Valparaiso
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We rented bicycles and rode through this beautiful park. It was a chilly day, but it was very enjoyable. We walked out to the end of the pier. Walked the beach where there were lots of shells and star fish. A must visit place while on Amelia island.

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