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Your Guide to Fort Clinch Amelia River Campground and Fort Clinch State Park Campground on Amelia Island, Florida.



Amelia Island is known for its laid-back lifestyle, and there's no better way to relax and enjoy the island's rich cultural and natural history than a stay at either of its diverse state parks. There's plenty to Explore at Fort Clinch Amelia River Campground, featuring two separate and unique camping areas and lots of amenities to make your stay comfortable and convenient. Fort Clinch State Park Campground offers trails for hikers and bicyclists, as well as birding spots among the marshes and beach dunes. Kayaking is a popular activity as well as fishing, surfing and picnicing.
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Fort Clinch Amelia River Campground

2601 Atlantic Ave
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 277-7274

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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. Fort Clinch is one in a series of masonry forts constructed between 1816 and 1867 known as the Third System of Fortifications. Fort Clinch was built at the mouth of the St. Mary's River to protect the natural deep-water port of Fernandina from becoming a point of invasion by a foreign power. In addition to serving as a sentinel against invasion, Fort Clinch also protected the eastern link of Florida's only cross-state railroad.

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 northeasterly tip, Fort Clinch State Park offers 69 campsites in two separate and unique campgrounds. The Amelia River campground is located at the north end of the park along the St. Mary's River. Shady, Spanish moss-laden oak trees offer an old Florida ambience to the Amelia River Campground's 42 sites while providing a breathtaking view of the Amelia River just a short distance from each campsite. The Amelia River Campground bathroom is air conditioned during the warmer months.

Located along the northeast tip of the park, just steps from the ocean, Atlantic Beach Campground offers 21 RV and six tent-only sites which are typical of the Florida beach atmosphere surrounded by snow white sand dunes and sunny sites. Both campgrounds have a dump station, laundry machines and beautiful new accessible heated bathrooms with showers. Each campsite has a fire ring, picnic table, potable water and a mixture of 30 and 50-amp electric hook-ups. Specific details about each site can be viewed on Reserve America. The dump station facilities are free of charge to registered campers, but are also available for day visitors who wish to utilize these services for a fee. Well-behaved and attended pets are welcome at both campgrounds.

Camping sites are reservable on a year-round basis. Reservations may be made up to 11 months in advance through ReserveAmerica. Book Online or call 800.326.3521 or TDD 888.433.0287. Park is open from 8:00 am to sunset daily. The Fort is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. The Gift Shop and Museum is open from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm daily.

Fort Clinch State Park Campground

Fort Clinch Rd
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 277-7274

Download the Fort Clinch Map & Brochure (pdf)

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. Fort Clinch is one in a series of masonry forts constructed between 1816 and 1867 known as the Third System of Fortifications. Fort Clinch was built at the mouth of the St. Mary's River to protect the natural deep-water port of Fernandina from becoming a point of invasion by a foreign power. In addition to serving as a sentinel against invasion, Fort Clinch also protected the eastern link of Florida's only cross-state railroad.

The park drive provides 3.3 miles of paved road for those wishing to ride a touring bicycle through the oak shaded canopy drive which terminates at the Visitor Center for historic Fort Clinch. Fort Clinch offers a six-mile trail for hikers and off road bicyclists. A six-mile off-road multi-use trail is located adjacent to the park drive and provides a more adventurous ride through the maritime forest as dune elevation changes provide rolling hills and turns.

The park offers outstanding birding opportunities and is one of the first stops on the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. The abundance of dunes, beaches, coastal strand, maritime hammock, and the park's salt and fresh water marshes offer a variety of habitats that offer over 100 species of birds a place to call home permanently or for just a stop during the migratory season.

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 northeasterly tip, Fort Clinch State Park offers 69 campsites in two separate and unique campgrounds.

Visitors who want to launch a canoe or kayak from the park may use the East or West Inlet Parking areas accessed through the Fort Clinch Visitor Center parking lot.

Fishing within the park is quite popular and the park provides multiple options for anglers to enjoy a full day of fishing. Popular locations within the park include surf fishing along the Atlantic shoreline and St. Mary's Inlet as well as adjacent to the jetties near Fort Clinch which is accessible by the east and west inlet parking areas. Depending on the season, the most popular fish caught within the park are redfish, black drum, whiting, flounder, mullet, sheepshead, sea trout and an occasional grouper.

The Visitor Center picnic area is located in a maritime hammock area surrounded by relic dunes and oak trees. Freestanding grills and picnic tables are located there. There is a playground available for children to play on.

Swimming is available in the Atlantic Ocean south of the jetty.  No Lifeguards are on duty, swim at your own risk. Visitors to the park are reminded to pay close attention to the Beach Warning Flag Signs posted at welcome station and at the Atlantic Beach Access Boardwalk.

Park Rangers and Volunteers provide a wide variety of programs and activities that are sure to entice the adventurous side of you.

Camping sites are reservable on a year-round basis. Reservations may be made up to 11 months in advance through ReserveAmerica. Book Online or call 800.326.3521 or TDD 888.433.0287. Park is open from 8:00 am to sunset daily. The Fort is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. The Gift Shop and Museum is open from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm daily.

Lofton Creek Campground

463516 E State Rd 200
Yulee, FL 32097
(866) 726-4214

Bow & Arrow Camp Ground

850430 US Highway 17 South
Yulee, FL 32097
(904) 225-5577

Bow & Arrow Campground is a family-owned, family-oriented RV park in Yulee, Florida. Our 60-site facility is located on a secluded, wooded five-acre tract centrally located in northeast Florida. Bow & Arrow Campground is proud to say that 65% of our campsites are occupied by permanent residents, many of whom are retirees on fixed incomes. Our all-inclusive rate for permanent residents helps towards an enjoyable, worry-free retirement. We also have many "snow-birds" who return every year to winter over in our moderate climate. The remainder of our sites are rented by vacationers, sportsmen, and temporary contract workers at local industries.

Amenities include Wi-Fi, Cable, Swimming Pool, Full Hookups, Bath Facilities with Restrooms & Showers, Laundry Facilities (coin-operated), Pavilion, Exercise Equipment, Picnic Tables & Barbecue Grills and an Annual Cookout.

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