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Big Talbot Island State Park

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State Road A1A North
Jacksonville, Florida 32226

(904) 251-2320

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Grassy marsh with brilliant blue sky and clouds above at Big Talbot Island State Park. Photo by Dirk Boef.

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Construction of a portion of the Timucuan Trail Multi-Use Pathway is underway on Big Talbot Island State Park from The Bluffs north to the Big Talbot Island Boat Ramp.  Construction activities are expected to be completed by Summer 2015.  Access to the park is not expected to be impacted, but visitors should watch for equipment while enjoying Big Talbot Island.

 Welcome to Big Talbot Island State Park

Located on one of Northeast Florida's unique sea islands, Big Talbot Island State Park is primarily a natural preserve providing a premier location for nature study, bird-watching, and photography. Explore the diverse island habitats by hiking Blackrock Trail to the shoreline, Big Pine Trail to the marsh or Old Kings Highway and Jones Cut through the maritime forest.

Launch a boat from the north end of the island to fish and tour the salt marsh or rent a kayak and take a guided paddle tour with Kayak Amelia, (888) 30-KAYAK (305-2925). Kayak tours require advanced reservation.

Visit The Bluffs and enjoy a picnic at one of the pavilions overlooking the water or take a quick stroll down the trail to Boneyard Beach. The unique beach is famous for the salt-washed skeletons of live oak and cedar trees that once grew near the shore.

We welcome you to visit all seven of the parks which collectively comprise Talbot Islands State Parks: Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park, Amelia Island State ParkLittle Talbot Island State Park, Fort George Island Cultural State ParkYellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park and George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier State Park.