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Fort George Island Cultural State Park

 About Fort George Island Cultural State Park

Weathered remains of a masonry fort used in the 1700's at Fort George Island Cultural State Park.


Robert Joseph

Exploring the natural and cultural wonders of Fort George Island is a great escape from the hassles of the work week. Whether it's hiking along the 4-mile nature trail or strolling through the historic Ribault Club, this is one of the best times of the year to see some of "the REAL Florida (SM)!"

And don't forget about the Virtual Ranger Tour of the Saturiwa Trail on Fort George Island. All you need is a car CD-player or a mobile Internet device and an interest in 'old Florida.' The tour follows the narrow road around Fort George Island, a setting rich in natural and cultural significance. Visitors have the option of checking out a CD audio guide or streaming the MP3 version from this Web site. A written version is also available for download at this Web site. Both the audio and text versions are designed to be self-guiding, where visitors can enjoy the tour at their own pace.


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Fort George Island Cultural State Park is located approximately 16 miles east of downtown Jacksonville on State Road A1A, or three miles south of Little Talbot Island State Park.


  • Volunteer -

    Volunteers are needed to lead interpretive tours, be a campsite host and for other associated park assistance. All park volunteers must attend a one-day training session. Script for formal tours will be provided, but volunteers are invited to research and develop additional tour information as appropriate. Training sessions are held periodically throughout the year. Pre-registration is required. Please call the Talbot Ranger Station at (904) 251-2320 or to register.

    Optional residence is available for non-local volunteers. One campsite on Little Talbot Island may be provided in exchange for 20 hours a week service. All campsites have electricity and water. A dump station and possible septic is available. Optional lodge-style rooms with basic furniture can be provided on-site with shared kitchen facilities and common areas in exchange for 32 hours a week service. Term of position when campsite or room is provided is 6-16 weeks. Space is limited and offer is based on availability. If you are interested in becoming a Ribault Club volunteer, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (904) 251-2320.

    Talbot Islands State Parks is currently recruiting for the following volunteer positions:

  • For forms, information and benefits of volunteering visit Get Involved.
  • Friends of Talbot Islands State Parks
  • 12157 Heckscher Drive
    Jacksonville, FL 32226