Fort Clinch State Park
Open: Open all year
Number of Sites with Electric and Water: 61
About: A part of the park system since 1935, Fort Clinch is one of the most well-preserved 19th century forts in the country. Although no battles were fought here, it was garrisoned during both the Civil and Spanish-American wars. During the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps began preserving and rebuilding many of the structures of the abandoned fort. Daily tours with period reenactors depicting garrison life bring the fort to life for visitors. Sunbathing, swimming, and beachcombing are popular activities at the beach. Anglers can fish from the pier or take advantage of excellent surf fishing. Hikers and bicyclists can enjoy a six-mile trail through the park. Self-guided nature trails provide opportunities to learn about and observe native plants and wildlife. A full-facility campground and a youth camping area provide overnight accommodations.
At Fort Clinch State Park, visitors can enjoy the conveniences of modern camping while taking in the rich cultural and natural history of one of Florida’s oldest and most diverse state parks.
Nestled at Florida’s most north-easterly tip, Fort Clinch State Park offers 61 campsites in two campgrounds. Shady, Spanish moss laden oak trees lend to old Florida ambiance in the Amelia River Campground’s 40 sites. Just steps from the ocean, the 21 sites at the Atlantic Beach Campground are typical of the Florida beach atmosphere. Both campgrounds have a dump station, new accessible bathrooms with showers and washing machines. Each campsite has a fire ring, picnic table, potable water and 20 or 30 amp electric hook-up. Well-behaved and attended pets are welcome at both campgrounds.
Maximum RV length = 30 ft.
Reservations: Reservations may be made up to 11 months in advance through ReserveAmerica.
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