Florida State Parks are in various stages of accessibility, and are working to improve access to services and facilities. Should you need assistance to enable your full participation, please contact the individual park office as soon as possible. Sometimes as many as ten days may be needed to schedule a particular accommodation.

Management & Protection
Florida State Parks are managed as natural systems. All plant and animal life is protected in state parks. Hunting, livestock grazing and timber removal are not permitted. Do not remove, deface, mutilate or molest any natural resources. For your safety, do not feed any animals. Intoxicants and firearms are prohibited.

| Front Page More Florida State Parks | Parks Map |
| Parking, Camping & Cabin Fees | Park Rules |

Reservations for
Florida State
Parks are now
made through
Reserve America,

toll free, at



Fort Clinch State Park, one of the oldest parks in the Florida park system, was acquired in September 1935. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was responsible for some of the initial development of the park.

Occupied by both Union and Confederate troops during the Civil War, Fort Clinch was never completed due to slow construction. The development of more powerful armament rendered the fort's masonry walls obsolete. Today, the Florida Park Service offers living history interpretation of historic Fort Clinch.A steep ramp leads to the second story of the Fort and Living History reenactors talk about life as a soldier in stationed at Fort Clinch.

Significant plant communities throughout the park's 1,100 acres include sand dunes, overwash plains, maritime hammock and estuarine tidal marsh. Many of these can be observed from the nature trail at Willow Pond or the paved roadway through the hammocks. These are also prime locations for bird watching and nature study.

Fort Clinch State Park offers camping in the river and the beach campground. The river campground is partially paved with moderately accessible bathhouses. A nearby ramped fishing pier offers a small observation area where visitors can either see dolphins, manatees or submarines or enjoy freshwater fishing.
The Beach campground offers a ramped boardwalk down to the beach.

Recreational activities include camping, primitive camping, Atlantic swimming, surf and pier fishing, hiking and candlelight tours of the fort.

Fort Clinch State Park is located in Fernandina Beach, off A1A.

Fort Clinch State Park
2601 Atlantic Avenue
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 277-7274

View Larger Map

This site is designed by Absolutely Florida - The Sunshine State @ Your Fingertips