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Fort George Island Cultural State Park

 Activities at Fort George Island Cultural State Park

Bicycling

Bicycling

Fort George Island Cultural State Park offers a loop bicycle ride through history. Pick up a copy of the Saturiwa Trail guide at the Little Talbot Island Ranger Station or in the brochure rack in front of the Ribault Club on Fort George Island. The loop is 4.4 miles and consists of paved road and hard packed gravel.

For off-road bicyclists there is a three-mile biking-hiking trail that traverses the interior of the former Fort George Island golf course. The trail is suitable for large tired bikes.

Boat Ramp

Boat Ramp

The Ribault Clubhouse Water access, (unimproved boat ramp) behind the Ribault Clubhouse, is available for launching canoes, kayaks, and small flat bottom boats.

Canoeing & Kayaking

Canoeing & Kayaking

Canoeing and Canoe launch available.

Fishing

Fishing

Fishing the Fort George River from the shoreline is a popular activity.

Hiking/Nature Trail

Hiking/Nature Trail

There is a three-mile hiking/biking trail on Fort George Island. The trail runs through the interior of the former Fort George golf course. A successional process is returning the golf course land back to its natural state and restoring the maritime forest habitat. The trail is suitable for large tired bikes.

Meetings & Retreats

Meetings & Retreats

The Ribault Club and Fort George Island Visitor Center serves as the gateway to the Timucuan Trail State and National Parks. The grand rooms of the Club can be rented through The Ribault Club a park visitor service provider, who provides professional event management for private and business functions. For more information on club rental, call (904) 251-1050.

Pets

Pets

Well-behaved dogs are welcome at Fort George Island Cultural State Park on our hiking trails, pavilions, paved park roads, parking lots, multi-use trails and our shorelines. They must be kept on a 6-foot leash at all times and cannot be left unattended for more than a half hour.

Restroom Facilities

Restroom Facilities

Restroom facilities are located insde the Ribault Club Visitor Center.

Tours

Tours

Guided Segway Trips. Looking for a unique and exhilarating experience? Explore the beauty of these barrier islands as never before on Segways®. Kayak Amelia is one of Talbot Islands State Parks' visitors service providers operating on Little Talbot Island and nearby Fort George Island. Kayak Amelia uses Segways® transporters to provide an enjoyable and modern way of touring. Segways® are two-wheeled, battery-powered devices that respond to the way you lean. These eco-friendly transporters are quiet and easy on the trails, providing a wonderful way to explore nature without disturbing its inhabitants. You'll be equipped with a wireless headset so our guides can point out the fascinating plant and animal life along the trails. 
 

Kayak Amelia provides helmets, orientation and training to ensure everyone has a relaxed and safe experience. No experience is necessary, but there is a minimum age requirement (14 years old) and a weight requirement (between 100-260 lbs). Riders under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. All guided trips include instruction, interpretation, and a snack. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. 

There are two tour options available for Fort George Island. The morning tour is nearly four miles long and travels through the island's maritime forest and visits Kingsley Plantation. The afternoon tour is approximately an hour long and omits the Kingsley segment. Fort George tours depart from the Ribault Club. On these tours you'll hear the storied history of the island, and see up close the unique flora indigenous to this habitat.

Visit Kayak Amelia for schedules and call 904-251-0016 to make reservations.

Participation Requirements

Visitor Center

Visitor Center

The Ribault Club and Fort George Island Visitor Center serves as the gateway to the Timucuan Trail State and National Parks. The historic Ribault Club is open to the public every Wednesday to Sunday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The Visitor Center, located within the Ribault Club, has interpretive exhibits depicting the rich natural and cultural history of the area and the island.

The grand rooms of the Club can be rented through The Ribault Club, a park visitor service provider, who provides professional event management for private and business functions. Proceeds from the events managed by The Ribault Club help support on-going maintenance and protection of this architectural treasure. For more information on club rental please call (904) 251-1050.

Weddings

Weddings

The park offers the shade of a live oak canopy, breathtaking marsh views of the Fort George River Inlet, and the attraction - the restored Ribault Club established in 1928.  The Ribault Club is known to be as simple as it is elegant, as comfortable as it is accommodating and as unpretentious as it is impressive, our guests depart with a deep sense of belonging.  Exchange vows against breathtaking waterfront or sprawling lawn views, inside – or out. The 16,000 square foot clubhouse has many neoclassical features including fluted pilasters, classic arches and entablatures above beautifully paneled doors. The Ribault Club can accommodate up to 400 guests.  For pricing and availability, please contact Cape Leisure's Wedding Coordinator at (904) 251-1050.

For photos and more information, download Your Dream Wedding at Fort George Island State Park (PDF - 1.63KB)