Fort Clinch State Park
River Campground Project
Demolition project is in progress in the River Campground from May 21 to May 28, 2019.
Welcome to Fort Clinch State Park
History meets nature at Fort Clinch State Park. Whether you’re a history buff, nature lover or a bit of both, enjoy exploring the unique natural and historic resources of this pristine park.
A row of cannons staring across the St. Mary’s River into Georgia are silent testimony to the strategic importance of Fort Clinch during the Civil War. Visitors can explore the fort’s many rooms, galleries and grounds and experience unparalleled living history programs as they learn about the life of a Union soldier. Make plans to visit on the first weekend of every month, a soldier garrison fires cannons and demonstrates other battlefield skills.
The historic fort is only one aspect of this diverse 1,400-acre park. Maritime hammocks with massive arching live oaks provide a striking backdrop for hiking and biking on the park’s many trails.
The park is known for its gopher tortoises, painting buntings and several other species of wildlife. Camping, fishing, shelling and shark-tooth hunting are also popular activities.
Plan Your Visit
Walk the Willow Pond Nature Trail
Fort Clinch State Park Photo Gallery
Beaches of Fort Clinch
First Weekend Union Garrison
Sat, Jun 1, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDTTravel back in time to 1864 when the Union Army's New York Engineers were in the process of building one of the newest forts in the federal fort system. Reenactors and first-person interpreters bring history alive with stories of growing up in 1860s America.
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