A well-preserved Civil War era fort and beautiful natural surroundings make up Fort Clinch State Park with daily tours, trails, biking and hiking, beach combing, sunbathing, swimming, and surf fishing. Two campgrounds, one at the beach and another at the river, offer overnight accommodations with full facilities.
This 1,500-acre historic park provides exceptional recreational activities and wildlife viewing. Sixty-nine campsites offer unparalleled overnight Real Florida experiences. Enjoy miles of bicycling on the historic oak-canopy drive, or hiking and biking on the 6-mile multi-use trail. Visit Fort Clinch and step back to 1864, as soldiers reenact life during the Civil War. Three miles of beautiful shoreline for fishing, swimming, wildlife viewing, and shelling.
Fort Clinch State Park provides a beautiful natural backdrop and is perfect for smaller weddings. Popular wedding locations include the Atlantic Beach, along the St. Marys Inlet and inside the fort.
Call the park administrative office at 904-277-7226 for more information (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
Outdoor venue (park). History meets nature at Fort Clinch State Park. Whether you're a history buff, nature lover or a bit of both, enjoy holding your next small meeting or event at the unique natural and historic resources of this pristine park.
The drive to the fort entrance is pleasant. It’s a winding wooded road with small scenic stops. Fort Clinch State Park sets on St. Mary’s River across from Georgia. The fort was used by union soldiers to protect the harbor entrance during the Civil War. The view of the canons and massive walls of the fort entrance is intimidating. There are many rooms set up to display how the soldiers lived and worked. There is a panoramic view from the top of the wall. Examples of the large cannons for the defense of the fort set on the wall. Walking through the fort is very thought provoking. It gave me a better understanding of their lives and how lucky I am to live now.
Cool place to visit
We went here in October 2023. The fort is really cool and was about $7.00 for three of us to get in and look around. They had pole dressed up that I assume would give you information about the history, but none of them spoke to us. There is an area in front on the beach we’re you are supposed to look for shark’s teeth, but we didn’t find any. They charge about $6 per car to get into the park. There were trails you could go on as well if you have some time to explore.
Great History Experience!
Beautiful views! The historic interpreters were friendly and provided a wonderful experience! The drums & fife demonstration was great!
$2.50 pp to get into fort
$2.50 pp to get into fort the park fee is $5 the staff in the fort not as friendly they gave us issues on our service dog lady was down right rude we went Sunday September 3rd it okay nothing spectacular
Visiting Fort Clinch State Park
Very nice place to go with a camper and bikes and enjoy a couple os days. Sad dog is not allowed at beach and inside the fort. Take your family to the museum, it is great, living in the past going around it.