Yellow Bluff Fort Entrance
Yellow Bluff Cannon
Yellow Bluff Cannon Firing
Earthwork Fort Remains
Civil War Canvas Tent
Yellow Bluff Picnic Area
Brick stairs and a short brick retaining wall mark the entrance to the earthworks fort site, where there is a  concrete pedestal memorial.
The corroded barrel of a cannon rests on top of a concrete pedestal.
Smoke billows from the cannon barrel as Civil war reanactors demonstrate canon firing to visitors.
The sloped landscape shows the remains of the earthwork fort.
A reanactors legs stick out of a canvas tent draped over oak branches as he takes a break from festivities.
An old cannon atop a concrete block sits next to picnic tables under shady oak trees.

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Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park

Welcome to Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park

Located near the mouth of the St. Johns River, this site was an important military position during the Civil War, allowing access to the inland areas of Florida's east coast. There was never an actual fort on Yellow Bluff, but an encampment that was fortified and equipped with large guns for protection. Constructed in 1862, the site was occupied by both Confederate and Union troops during the Civil War and-at its peak-housed over 250 soldiers. The site has a T-shaped earthworks and covers about 1.3 acres. Located on Yellow Bluff peninsula on the north side of the St. Johns River (on New Berlin Road).

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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, Fort George Island Cultural State Park, Big Talbot Island State Park and George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier State Park.

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