Manager's Message

Heath Alboher, Park Manager

Heath Alboher, Park Manager

I truly enjoy the change of weather that autumn and winter bring.  The cooler breeze is perfect for daily treks, with the hardest decision being "where to walk?"

I am able to walk through a historic canopy park drive with massive live oaks draped in Spanish moss, or the pristine beaches alongside ancient sand dunes gazing off into the horizon. And let's not forget the Saturday morning Willow Pond nature walk program.  Here you can learn about the nature that makes this park so unique and a treasure for future generations to enjoy.

Be sure to visit historic Fort Clinch and the visitor center during your visit. If you want to experience one of the best living history interpretive programs, the fort is manned by living history interpreters on a daily basis that provide a valuable glimpse into our nation’s past during the Civil War. Some of my favorite special events occur during this season. The visitor center provides a wide variety of educational material, refreshments, souvenirs, firewood and more!

I am proud to state that the park has worked hard to increase accessibility and improve services and programs offered at the park. All of the bathhouse facilities and boardwalks are fully accessible. The park also offers a variety of wheelchairs including beach wheelchairs and standard wheelchairs to access the fort facility. Please take the time to let us know of any improvements that can be made or even minor modifications that will help you fully enjoy your experience at Fort Clinch State Park.

Come out and enjoy the park- my staff and volunteers are here to help you, and share in our enjoyment and passion, so you can experience the Real Florida.