Fort Clinch State Park, FL

Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach, Florida features something for everyone. The 19th century fort structures appeal to those interested in Unites States military history. Nature lovers enjoy the park’s hiking and biking trails. Miles of sandy beach provide hours of entertainment for sunbathing and beachcombing.
The pier and surf line at Fort Clinch State Park are popular fishing spots. The park also hosts guided nature tours and special events commemorating Fort Clinch’s role in the Civil and Spanish American Wars. Fort Clinch State Park is located on Amelia Island in Fernandina Beach, Florida.
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Recreation at Fort Clinch State ParkRecreation at Fort Clinch State Park.

Fort Clinch State Park offers a variety of outdoor recreation. The Willow Pond Hiking Trail winds past two freshwater ponds and native Florida wildlife such as alligators, deer, and dozens of bird species. Biking is permitted on the paved park road and on a six-mile multiuse dirt trail. The trail system features steep sand dunes and forested areas, and passes by ruins of Fort Clinch. The beach at low tide adds miles of opportunities for walking, jogging, and biking along the Fort Clinch shoreline. [Top]
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Hotel Lodging by Fort Clinch State Park.

Fort Clinch State Park, situated just two miles from the Residence Inn Amelia Island resort, is one of the most visited attractions on Amelia Island. The park’s close proximity to Residence Inn Amelia Island allows hotel guests to spread their visit to the park over a few days. Relax on the beach one day. Explore the ruins of Fort Clinch another day, or enjoy leisurely hikes or bike rides through the park’s well-maintained trail system. Book your Residence Inn Amelia Island accommodations online for the best rates and availability. [Top]
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Fishing at Fort Clinch State Park.

Fishing is a popular activity at Fort Clinch State Park. Anglers can fish from the ½-mile long pier, finger jetties of Cumberland Sounds, and on the Amelia River. Fishing the surf line also yields healthy catches. The pier at Fort Clinch State Park is the dividing line between the Atlantic Ocean and Cumberland Sound.

Check with rangers at Fort Clinch State Park regarding fishing license requirements. [Top]
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Fort Clinch Events.

A variety of guided tours, ranger programs, and special events are held throughout the year at Fort Clinch State Park. Reenactments depict life at a Civil War and Spanish American War garrison, including blacksmith demonstrations and artillery demonstrations. Candlelight tours add an air of mystery and drama to the garrison. Guided nature walks along Willow Pond Trail are offered on Saturday mornings, weather permitting. Tours are usually free with the price of park admission. [Top]
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Residence Inn Amelia Island
2301 Sadler Road, Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
Contact: 904-277-2440 Fax: 904-277-2449
Email: ameliainfo@residenceinnamelia.com
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2301 Sadler Road, Fernandina Beach Hotel, Florida 32034
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