Experiences & Amenities
Freshwater fishing on the north side of Natural Bridge is allowable and can be quite good at times. Bream, Crappie, Florida Black Bass, Catfish, and the occasional Striper can be caught. All FWC fishing regulations are enforced. Stop at the Iron Ranger in the restroom parking lot to pay the entrance fee. Tear off and display the stub on your dash.
- All fishing within the park must conform to regulations concerning size, number, method of capture and season. A fishing license may be required. More information is available at the Florida Wildlife Commission’s Fishing in Florida.
Sheltered picnic tables throughout the park are surrounded by woodlands for a comfortable place to relax and reflect back on Florida’s history. There is also an accessible picnic table under a pavilion off of the main walkway.
Natural Bridge offers a Ranger guided interpretive tour with a two week notice. We can accommodate groups up to 50 people. If your group contains more than 50, or you cannot give us a two week notice, please call the office at (850) 487-7989. We do make every reasonable effort to accommodate all tour groups when the situation allows.
The historic battlefield site was named for its true geological feature that provides a crossing point at a section where the St. Marks River goes underground for a distance before reappearing, forming a natural bridge. The property is also the site of Florida's second largest Civil War battle. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and cited as one of the top ten endangered Civil War sites in the United States by the Civil War Preservation Trust. Please see the History section for more information.