Ribault Clubhouse Azaleas
Fort George Hiking Trail
Lawn Bowling Demonstration
Ribault Club Exhibits
Fort George River Kayaking
Historic Ribault Clubhouse
Tabby House
Ribault Club at Dawn
Azaleas bloom in front of the Ribault Clubhouse.
The natural surface path leads from the parking area into the forest.
A Park Ranger demonstrates how to Lawn Bowl to several visitors.
Two rooms inside of the Ribault Clubhouse include interpretive exhibits highlighting the park's cultural and natural resources.
A group of kayakers enjoy paddling down the Fort George Inlet.
A paved path leads to the front entrance of the Ribault Clubhouse.
Remains of the Mcgundo Thompson tabby house structure next to Fort George Road.
The sun casts a glow on the back side of the Ribault Club at dawn.

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Fort George Island Cultural State Park

Welcome to Fort George Island Cultural State Park

Welcome to Fort George Island Cultural State Park

Native Americans feasted here, colonists built a fort, and the Smart Set of the 1920s came for vacations. A site of human occupation for over 5,000 years, Fort George Island was named for a 1736 fort built to defend the southern flank of Georgia when it was a colony. Today´s visitors come for boating, fishing, off-road bicycling, and hiking. A key attraction is the restored Ribault Club. Once an exclusive resort, it is now a visitor center with a meeting space available for special functions. Behind the club, small boats, canoes, and kayaks can be launched on the tidal waters.

To reserve the Club for a special event, contact The Ribault Club at (904) 251-1050.

For an eco-friendly experience you won't soon forget, sign up for a guided tour of Fort George Island on a cross terrain Segway with Kayak Amelia. These 1.25 to 2 hour tours depart from the historic Ribault Club and visit the Kingsley Plantation while traveling along more than 2 - 4 miles of maritime forest, abundant with plant and animal life. No experience necessary, but advance reservations are required so please call (904) 251-0016 for more information.

We welcome you to visit all seven of the parks which collectively comprise Talbot Islands State Parks: Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park, Amelia Island State Park, Little Talbot Island State Park, Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park, Big Talbot Island State Park and George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier State Park.

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Firsthand Florida Fun: Fort George Island Cultural State Park is featured in the Firsthand Florida Fun blog. Experience the park through the video and photos of Erika Z. See all the blog posts here.


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