George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier State Park

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Located in Jacksonville, this one-mile long, pedestrian-only fishing bridge spans Nassau Sound and provides access to one of the best fishing areas on Northeast Florida. Anglers catch a variety of fish, including whiting, jack, drum and tarpon. Access to the bridge is through Amelia Island State Park. The mile-long bridge is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Located seven miles north of Little Talbot Island State Park on State Road A-1-A or eight miles south of Fernandina Beach.

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, Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park and Big Talbot Island State Park.

Directions to this Park

Physical Address: 

State Road A1A South

Physical City: 

Jacksonville

Physical Zip Code: 

32226

Mailing Address: 

12157 Heckscher Drive

Mailing City: 

Jacksonville

Mailing Zip Code: 

32226

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Phone Number: 

(904) 251-2320

Fax Number: 

(904) 251-2807

Historical Description: 

History and Culture

Located northeast of Jacksonville, this mile-long, pedestrian-only fishing bridge spans Nassau Sound providing access to one of the best fishing areas in Florida.The bridge, built in 1948, was renamed by the 2003 Florida Legislature in honor of State Representative George Crady who spearheaded local support to save the bridge for public fishing use. Closed to vehicular traffic in 1999 when a new bridge spanning the Nassau Sound was built, the Florida Park Service took over its management and preserves it today as a favorite local fishing spot and public park.

Anglers catch a variety of fish, including whiting, jacks, drum and tarpon. The World's Record Southern Flounder was caught on the bridge in 1983 weing in at 20 lb., 9.4 oz. Pedestrians and bicyclists also enjoy the panoramic views of area as they cross the Sound.

The fishing bridge is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Acquisition Date: 

Friday, July 30, 1999

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Getting Involved Opportunities: 

Volunteer

This park is part of the Talbot Islands State Parks. Information on volunteering can be found at Little Talbot Island State Park or by calling the Talbot Islands Ranger Station at (904) 251-2320.
For forms, information and benefits of volunteering visit Get Involved.

Join our Friend's Group

Friends of Talbot Islands State Parks

12157 Heckscher Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32226

friendsoftalbotislands@gmail.com

Hours: 

The George Crady Bridge State Fishing Pier is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Fees: 

The park entry fee is $2 per person. Please use the honor box to pay fees. Correct change is required.

The entrance fee to Amelia Island State Park or the Big Talbot Island Boat Ramp parking lot includes access to the fishing bridge.

Pet Friendly: 

Yes

Wheelchair Accessible Facilities: 

Yes