Little Talbot Island State Park
Open: Open all year
Number of Sites with Electric and Water: 40
About: With more than five miles of beautiful, white sandy beaches, Little Talbot Island is one of the few remaining undeveloped barrier islands in Northeast Florida. Maritime forests, desert-like dunes and undisturbed salt marshes on the western side of the island allow for hours of nature study and relaxation. The diverse habitats in the park host a wealth of wildlife for viewing including river otters, marsh rabbits, bobcats and a variety of native and migratory birds.
Surrounding surf and tidal streams present excellent fishing for bluefish, striped bass, redfish, flounder, mullet and sheepshead. Other popular park activities include hiking, kayaking, beachcombing, surfing and picnicking. Beachside picnic pavilions are available for use by park visitors and can be reserved in advance for a fee. A full-facility campground is located along the eastern salt marshes of Myrtle Creek. Kayak rentals, guided paddle tours and Segway tours are available.
Little Talbot Island State Park is located near Jacksonville on one of the few remaining undeveloped barrier islands in Florida. The campground is nestled among ancient dunes in a lush maritime hammock of live oaks, American holly and southern magnolias. Each of the 40 campsites has 20 and 30 amp electricity, fresh water, fire ring and picnic table. The campground offers a laundry facility and two bathhouses with hot showers. Both restroom facilities are ADA accessible. A dump station is available for RV campers.
Winding tidal creeks border the western edge of the campground where a canoe/kayak launch is available. Beyond the camping area, visitors find five miles of undeveloped coastal beaches, a three-mile hiking trail and a paved path perfect for bicycling and rollerblading. Bicycles can be rented at the ranger station.
Pets are allowed in designated areas of the campground. They must be well-behaved and remain on a leash with a six-foot maximum length. They must not be left unattended for any period longer than 30 minutes.
Maximum RV length = 30 ft.
Reservations: Reservations may be made up to 11 months in advance through ReserveAmerica.
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