What to visit?
The Timucuan Preserve is three times the fun. This park combines National Park Service Lands, Florida State Park Lands and City of Jacksonville Lands near the mouth of the St. Johns River. Start at the Timucuan Preserve Visitor Center, 12713 Fort Caroline Road, Jacksonville, Florida or tie up to the dock on the St. Johns River. Alternatively start at the Little Talbot Island State Park on A1A North of the St. Johns River. Not to miss is the Kingsley Plantation and the Ribault Club on Ft. George Island just off of Route A1A, or tie up to the docks off of Sisters Creek on the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) if coming in by boat. There are many viewing areas for the ICW and the Atlantic Coast beaches on A1A. French Fort Caroline and the Timucuan Native sites bring true historical perspective to the visit.
Birdwatching is big here. Big Talbot Island State Park is an important stopover location for migrating birds. Stop and take some of the trails here to see the many species and take photos. Big Talbot Island State Park is also a superb place to visit with beaches, marsh and forest.
How to get around?
Cars access is via the main highway Routes 295 and A1A. A1A runs down the middle of the Coastal Barrier Islands: Ameila Island, Big Talbot Island and Little Talbot Island with side trails to beaches and other points of interest.
Canoes and Kayaks are available to rent to explore!