You have 3 trips in progress.   See all

Fort Clinch State Park, Amelia Island

Must see · State Park · Military Facility
Create an itinerary including Fort Clinch State Park
With a collection of different environments, Fort Clinch State Park is both a natural and historical landmark. The actual fort, which was founded in the 18th century, is open daily for touring. You can experience a variety of outdoor activities here, such as pier fishing, hiking, and shelling. The Amelia River runs through the park, and a campground with full facilities rests near its banks. Another campground is near the Atlantic Ocean. The first weekend of every month military reenactments fill the fort with performances of historical battles. To visit Fort Clinch State Park and other attractions in Amelia Island, use our Amelia Island road trip website.
Improve this listing »
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Fort Clinch State Park reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
3,607 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • My family has vacationed here every year before I was even born. You have a private access to the beach, to the river, and to the fort. Wonderful place to stay whether its at the beach campsites or... 
    My family has vacationed here every year before I was even born. You have a private access to the beach, to the river, and to the fort. Wonderful place to stay whether its at the beach campsites or...  more »
  • Friendly and knowledgeable Staff, Great trails. Great wide beaches where you can find shark teeth! The Fort can be visited as well if you are interested in history! I Highly recommend! 
    Friendly and knowledgeable Staff, Great trails. Great wide beaches where you can find shark teeth! The Fort can be visited as well if you are interested in history! I Highly recommend!  more »
  • This place was fantastic. I loved the museum with so much history to learn about and the thorough illustration of what life was like when the fort was active. After the museum we walked up to the... 
    This place was fantastic. I loved the museum with so much history to learn about and the thorough illustration of what life was like when the fort was active. After the museum we walked up to the...  more »
Google
  • One of the best fort museums I have been to. It's 6 bucks to get a car into the park and another $2.50 per person for the fort. The museum is small but informative. What makes this fort so great is pretty much everything is open to the public. Some rooms were blocked off but you could climb the bastions or walk the walls. Barracks spaces and office spaces were open, too. The view is also spectacular. And once you are done, you are just minutes from a beach to hang out on.
  • This park and the Fort are very nice. This was my first time visiting Amelia island and Fernandina beach. It cost $6 to get in the park and another $3 to enter the fort. You do a self guided tour of the fort. There are cannons there on the top of the fort walls. The buildings have been restored so you can see how this fort was lived in and used to defend the island. If you are in the area visit this fort. I did not get to see the park, but it sure looked pretty.
  • If you were a fan of history this is a must visit. Usually the line of cars waiting to get in are heading to the beach and not to the fort. So you can have a great day out with the family at an attraction like this without the crowds. And then when you’re done it’s a short walk over to the beach. Facilities are limited bring your own picnic lunch and water
  • I love this park! So much to do! Nature trails, the fort, the beach etc The scenery is so beautiful and we even saw some deer the other evening while headed to the East access beach! Great for finding seashells! One of the best spots for shells I've found yet! Found 2 sand dollars and a bunch of conchs!!
  • Small fort but very nice and clean. Has lots of areas to walk around. They even have "real soldiers" you can ask questions to. Just make sure to wear protective shoes bc there are lots of steps/stairs and dirt. It isn't very wheelchair accessible. My dad has had a knee replaced and a lot of it was challenging for him.

Plan your trip to Amelia Island

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.