Paddle to Cumberland Island, catch some flounder, explore some Florida history, mountain bike, hike some trails, hit the ocean and of course…camp!
This Florida park next to Fernandina Beach Florida and Amelia island is a gem. 6 miles of paved canopied roads in the park, in addition to 6 miles of single track mountain biking and hiking trails with elevation! The shady river campground is the one we prefer and has easy access to launch our kayaks. There is no swimming at this campground due to the river currents. (Be sure to look at the site you book- some are 30amp and others are 50AMP) The ocean side campground is very open and less private because of lack of trees but you are close to the beach. This is also where the tent ⛺️ sites are. It is easy biking distance to historic Fernandina, close to Amelia Island biking trails and lots of parks. Our video has a lot more info on this park and campground.
A few too many rules for me but overall a good experience. It isn’t terribly pet friendly but we were able to quickly tour the fort within the allotted 30 minutes we could leave our dog alone. Stayed in the river loop and the drive in was beautiful with overhanging trees and Spanish moss. Bathrooms were clean and well maintained. Site size was good enough for us and hammocks are permitted. Cannot speak to the Atlantic loop as dogs are not allowed. The beach along the river was a nice walk and accessible from our campsite. People often find shark teeth but we weren’t as lucky.
Must reserve online, rangers are only able to book same day reservations.
We came here when it was chilly and we scored a great spot w a view. I definitely want to come back when it’s warmer.
This is one of the most beautiful and interesting state parks I have ever been to.
There are not any full hook up sites. The river side of the campground has many trees and shade. The ocean side lots are small and out in the open. You can pay 2.50 to tour the fort and small museum. Definitely worth it.
So beautiful. I've played in this park since the 1970s and not much has changed. It's expansive and the trails are gorgeous. The beaches are pristine and the campgrounds are great if you are okay with not being fully hooked up.
19th Century Coastal Army Fort. Museum, guided and self tours. Miles of biking/hiking trails. Kayaking and fishing. Beach and forest camping. Swimming Birding Close by, historic Fernindina Beach, Cumberland Island
This State Park has it all. There is plenty to do for the kids and the campground is clean and well kept. The sites are well spaced out. Between the beach and the fort there is plenty to do. The kids were asking to go back before we left!
This is one of the BEST state parks we have been to in Florida. As a family of 5 it was an amazing time and the kids want to go back. The fort is informative and the kids had a blast discovering it. The beach is clean and secluded. The River Campground is amazing. If tent camping, I suggest you don’t camp at the tent only sites.
Really nice park. Lots of marsh lands and beautiful old trees. The campsites are a bit dark and they are all dirt.