Ft. Clinch State Park
Situated near the northernmost point of Amelia Island on beautiful Fernandina Beach, Fort Clinch State Park is a scenic combination of history and nature. The park includes a fort, estuary and maritime hammock.
Fort Clinch dates back to 1847 and was establish at the end of the Second Seminole War. It was named after General Duncan Lamont Clinch who lead both the First and Second Seminole Wars and served in the 28th Congress of the United States, representing Georgia. A highlight of visiting Ft Clinch is the Civil War military re-enactments preformed the first weekend of every month.
The park boasts extensive shorelines along both the Amelia River and the Atlantic Ocean. The scenic 1,400 acres include six miles of biking trails, fishing, beaches, and acres of woodlands for hiking, and of course, camping. And in addition to the monthly Civil War military re-enactments, Ft Clinch hosts portions of the Wild Amelia Nature Festival in May, and an annual tribute to Veterans of historic American conflicts, with authentic clothing and weapons held every November.