TIMUCUAN PARKS

Alimacani Park and Boat Ramp

Alimacani Park is located on Xalvis Island, adjacent to the Fort George River. Some of the first Europeans to arrive in northeast Florida landed on Xalvis Island in 1562. The park and nearby Fort George Island (formerly part of the Timucuan Indian settlement of Alimacani) comprise a portion of the 46,000-acre Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve…read more

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 Visit Alimacani Park and Boat Ramp

Visit Alimacani Park and Boat Ramp

Betz Tiger Point Preserve

Betz Tiger Point Preserve is surrounded by awe inspiring broad expanses of saltwater marsh. Stunning scenic views as well as abundant wildlife can be seen in this natural setting. With its adjoining neighbor, Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park…read more

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Discover Betz Tiger Point Preserve

Big Talbot Island State Park

Big Talbot Island State Park’s famous boneyard beach is covered with the skeletons of live oak and cedar trees that once grew near the ocean. This park is a photographer’s dream. A paved bike path runs along side the park…read more

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 Explore Big Talbot Island State Park

Explore Big Talbot Island State Park

Camp Milton Preserve

Designated a Civil War campground, Camp Milton offers a state of the art educational center displaying Civil War artifacts, McGirts Creek Bridge a replica of a “Campaign Bridge”, wooden boardwalk leading to Civil War earthworks…read more

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 Venture to Camp Milton Preserve

Venture to Camp Milton Preserve

Castaway Island Preserve 

Castaway Island Preserve is located along the Intracoastal Waterway and is adjacent to an intricate salt marsh ecosystem that is ideal for spotting marshland wildlife. Visitors…read more

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 Visit Castaway Island Preserve

Visit Castaway Island Preserve

Cedar Point

This park managed by the National Park Service contains trails to the west of Cedar Point Road and a small craft boat ramp and canoe launch to the east of Cedar Point Road. The boat ramp allows access to the many salt marshes in the Timucuan Preserve. The views along the marsh will amaze you…read more

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 Explore Cedar Point

Explore Cedar Point

Cedar Point Preserve 

This preserve has beautiful trails through mature hardwoods. It’s a great place to hike, bike or horseback ride. The trail takes you to a spectacular view of the marsh…read more

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 Venture to Cedar Point Preserve

Venture to Cedar Point Preserve

Dutton Island Preserves

Dutton Island Preserves are really two Timucuan Trail parks – Dutton Island I (Dutton Island Preserve) and Dutton Island II (Dutton Island Park and Preserve expansion). The preserves are located in a pristine salt marsh ecosystem that offers visitors exceptional wildlife viewing. Tranquility awaits visitors along the 3 miles of hiking trails through pine flatwoods and live oak hammocks…read more

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 Explore Dutton Island Preserves

Explore Dutton Island Preserves

Fort Caroline National Memorial 

Home of the Timucuan Preserve Visitor Center, this park memorializes the site of a 16th-century French colony – the first European settlement in the area. Check out the Visitor Center with exhibits about the area’s natural history, European exploration, and the Timucua Native Americans…read more

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 Discover Fort Caroline National Memorial

Discover Fort Caroline National Memorial

Fort George Island Cultural State Park and Ribault Club

Fort George Island Cultural State Park and Ribault Club – Check out the exhibits at the restored 1928 Ribault Club where events and weddings are still being held today. Bring your kayaks or small boats and explore the safe waters and sand bars of the Ft. George River marsh areas…read more

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 Visit Fort George Island Cultural State Park and Ribault Club

Visit Fort George Island Cultural State Park and Ribault Club

George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier State Park

George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier is a favorite for local fishermen. This one-mile, pedestrian-only fishing bridge spans Nassau Sound and provides access to one of the best fishing areas in Northeast Florida…read more

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Discover George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier State Park

Huguenot Memorial Park

This park is practically surrounded by water. This beautiful beach area offers camping, surfing, fishing, kayaking, and nature trails. Huguenot Park is considered by the Duval…read more

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Venture to Huguenot Memorial Park

Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail

Visitors to the 14.5 mile Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail can explore what was once a part of the CSX railway line. Two separate and distinct paths include either a paved path for walking, jogging…read more

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 Explore Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail

Explore Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail

Julington-Durbin Creek Preserve

Uniquely located on a peninsula formed at the confluence of Julington and Durbin Creeks, the Julington-Durbin preserve provides visitors with many trails through natural communities ranging…read more

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Discover Julington Durbin Creek Preserve

Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park

Right on the ocean, this 450-acre park has everything a family may be looking for. Plan a day to relax on the pristine beach or fish and canoe on the freshwater pond. A small splash park is available in the summer months…read more 

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 Explore Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park

Explore Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park

Kingsley Plantation

Located on historic Ft. George Island within the Timucuan Preserve, this site includes the oldest standing plantation house in Florida and the remains of original tabby slave cabins. The site also contains the original barn and kitchen house…read more

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Discover Kingsley Plantation

Little Talbot Island State Park

Little Talbot Island State Park is one of the few remaining undeveloped barrier islands in Northeast Florida. This park offers more than five miles of magnificent beaches, majestic dunes and undisturbed salt marshes. This park is a true treasure…read more 

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 Venture to Little Talbot Island State Park

Venture to Little Talbot Island State Park

Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park

.Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park protects one of the largest contiguous areas of coastal uplands remaining in Duval County…read more

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 Visit Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park

Visit Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park

Reddie Point Preserve

Reddie Point Preserve is located at the bend of the St. Johns River and provides spectacular views of the St. Johns River and downtown Jacksonville. This park offers a large fishing pier and docking station for boats…read more 

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 Explore Reddie Point Preserve

Explore Reddie Point Preserve

Sal Taylor Preserve

This park contains trails heavily used by equestrians. The trails also connect to trails on adjacent public conservation land which can extend your visit. Wildlife and exceptional wildflower observation opportunities await visitors…read more 

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Discover Sal Taylor Preserve

Seaton Creek Historic Preserve

Seaton Creek Preserve is a pristine 840-acre preservation park on Jacksonville’s Northside and is thought to be the site of the southernmost battle of the American Revolution. The park offers three trails covering about five miles…read more

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 Visit Seaton Creek Historic Preserve

Visit Seaton Creek Historic Preserve

Theodore Roosevelt Area

Close to Ft. Caroline National Memorial, this 600-acre natural area within the Timucuan Preserve has over 5 miles of hiking trails winding through one of North Florida’s…read more

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Venture to Theodore Roosevelt Area

Thomas Creek Preserve

Thomas Creek Preserve is a Black Creek system that flows into the Nassau River Tributary. Influenced by the tide, the creek’s relaxing atmosphere and captivating natural scenery is a setting to let everything go and unwind in natural beauty…read more

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Visit Thomas Creek Preserve