Manager's Message

Michelle Waterman Park Manager

Michelle Waterman, Park Manager

Standing at the southern tip of Amelia Island, sand in your toes, salt breeze in your hair, you can really appreciate the treasure of protected public lands. Look north along the coastline of Amelia Island and you see towering condos, resorts and beachfront houses abutting the dunes. Look south towards the Talbot Islands and you will see nothing but green forests and marsh, blue skies and water and white sand beaches; a natural horizon preserved for all to enjoy.

Our parks are home to countless wildlife, including the protected gopher tortoise and shorebirds, Least Terns and Black Skimmers, that nest in the dunes at this park during warmer months and use the shoreline to rest and forage year-round. Take a quiet stroll, fish the rocks or enjoy a guided horseback ride with the Kelly Seahorse Ranch to soak in the sun and the surroundings of this state park gem.