Ft Clinch State Park

Ft Clinch State ParkFt. Clinch State Park is located off the main road called Atlantic Avenue in Fernandina Beach, Florida. It is in the Northeast Florida area in Nassau County. The park has fishing, biking, camping, swimming, hiking, bike riding, and a historical fort to visit. It is also home to the most mosquitoes you can find in one place in almost all Northeast Florida. It is not somewhere you want to stay at night during the summer months unless you have a big can of YardGuard, Benadryl, citronella candles and bug repellent. It is beautiful there with huge oak trees, sand dunes and nice camping facilities and some of the best fishing available on the Cumberland Sound area. If you stay in the beach side camping area spots 2-20 you will see large boats coming into the Fernandina Port for offloading as well as sailboats, and some pleasure crafts.

There is a sheltered cove on the Atlantic Beach side for swimming in the tide pools created by the rocks separating the sound from the ocean. There is also a very long pier going out that you can walk along or fish from. There is beach boardwalk a little south of this but it is being renovated now. While we were there almost all the camping sites were filled except for the tent sites on the beach side. There were also a lot of people enjoying the day riding up and down the roads on bicycles. At the Fort, you can even rent a bike. After paying the admission fee into the park we didn’t feel like paying an extra $2.00 per person to get in the Fort. After the picnic incident, we didn’t really want to hang around that area anyway without some protection. Always remember to check with the office Ft. Clinch State Park website for updates on pests, insects, and renovations that are going on. The day we visited was the height of Summer and the mosquitoes were horrendous.

Ft. Clinch State Park
2601 Atlantic Avenue
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
(904) 277-7274
https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Fort-Clinch/a>

Fee Schedule

Admission Fee:
$6.00 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle.
$4.00 Single Occupant Vehicle.
$2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in the vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.
$2.00 per person Fort admission.

Camping Fee:
$26.00 per night, plus tax. Includes water and electricity at Amelia River and Atlantic Beach campgrounds. Florida residents who are 65 years of age or older or who hold a social security disability award certificate or a 100 percent disability award certificate from the Federal Government are permitted to receive a 50 percent discount on current base campsite fees. Proof of eligibility

Youth Camping:
$1.00 per youth, organized youth and adult group camping.
$5.00 per adult/chaperone, organized youth and adult group camping.

RV Full Facilities Camping Sites: Sites 2-20 are Beachside and 22-61 are Riverside
There are two camping areas. The Riverside is very shady with 2 bath houses with showers, restrooms and washer/dryers, access to shoreline fishing but no swimming. The beach side has one large bathhouse with showers, bathrooms and a washer/dryer. There is no shade but there is access to the swimming area along the shore. Both of these are very popular almost all times of the year and reservations are required. Please, go to the online reservation from the Park’s official website above. There are only 59 campsites – 33 RV or Tents, 18 RV/Trailer only and 8 listed as Tents Only.

The Campsites Available:
18Ft Back-in with 30Amp – 2
24Ft Back-in with 30Amp – 1
26Ft Back-in with 30Amp – 1
27Ft Back-in with 30Amp – 2
28Ft Back-in with 30Amp – 1
29Ft Back-in with 30Amp – 1
30Ft Back-in with 30Amp – 1
32Ft Back-in with 30Amp – 1
33Ft Back-in with 30Amp – 1
34Ft Back-in with 30Amp – 2
35Ft Back-in with 30Amp – 3
36Ft Back-in with 30Amp – 1
38Ft Back-in with 30Amp – 2
40Ft Back-in with 30Amp – 17
43Ft Back-in with 30Amp – 1
44Ft Back-in with 30Amp – 3
45Ft Back-in with 30Amp – 5
47Ft Back-in with 30Amp – 5
48Ft Back-in with 30Amp – 1

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WHERE TO GET WHAT YOU NEED

Hospitals and Urgent Care Facilities

Baptist Medical Center Nassau
1250 South 18th Street
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
(904) 321-3500

Amelia Urgent Care
96279 Brady Point Road
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 321-0088

Solantic Urgent Care
464016 State Road 200
Yulee, FL 32097
(904) 261-3913

Solantic Urgent Care
2032 Dunn Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32218
(904) 757-2008

Gas Stations

Flash Foods/Exxon
2809 Atlantic Avenue
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 261-6563

Joy Foods Store
816 South 8th Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 277-6580

Grocery Stores

Fernandina Food Mart
1015 Atlantic Avenue
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 491-6634

La Victoria Mexican Grocery
528 S 8th St # 6
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 261-2844

Publix Super Market
1421 Sadler Road
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Island Walk Shopping Center?
(904) 277-4911

Winn-Dixie
1722 South 8th Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Walmart
1385 Amelia Plaza
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Amelia Plaza
(904) 261-5306

Pharmacies

CVS/pharmacy
870 Sadler Road
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 261-0836

Publix Pharmacy
1421 Sadler Road
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Island Walk Shopping Center
(904) 277-4944

Walgreens Pharmacies
2101 Sadler Road
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 277-9615

Walmart Supercenter
24098 Arrigo Blvd
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
(904) 261-9410

Propane Gas for RV

Turner Ace Hardware
2990 South 8th Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 261-5270

Lofton Creek Campground
463516 East State Road 200
Yulee, FL 32097
(904) 225-1990

These and at least 50 other restaurants await you in Downtown Fernandina and the surrounding area.

Sandy Bottoms Beach Bar and Grill
2910 Atlantic Avenue
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 310-6904

The Beech Street Grill
801 Beech Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 277-3662

Jack & Diane’s
708 Centre Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 321-1444

The Pecan Roll Bakery
122 South 8th Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 491-9815

Espana Restaurant
22 South 4th Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 261-7700

Brett’s Waterway Cafe
1 South Front St # 2
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 261-2660

Bonito Grill & Sushi
614 Centre Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 261-0508

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Besides the many eating establishments in the Downtown Fernandina Beach area, there are also lots of antiques and other types of shopping in this area as well. This area is filled with lots of historical places to visit and is the home of the famous Fernandina Shrimp Festival each spring with pirates running amok among the visitors. When you go East out of the park entrance you will come across the Fernandina Beach Park, just 2 blocks away, with Putt-Putt Golf, Skateboarding Park, covered picnic tables and a great little children’s playground all right next to the Atlantic Ocean. Fernandina Beach allows you to bring your pets on the beach all day so long as they are on a leash and you pick up after them.

WEBSITES TO CHECK OUT

Official Fernandina Beach, Florida city website: http://www.fbfl.us/

Amelia Island – http://www.ameliaisland.com/

Fernandina Beach News Leader – Weekly Newspaper – http://www.fbnewsleader.com/

Fernandina Beach Area Map

Map Of Fernandina Beach Area

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