Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve

Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve

Address:c/o Fort Caroline National Memorial
12713 Fort Caroline Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32225

Phone:904-641-7155
Fax:904-641-3798
Web: www.nps.gov/timu/
Size: 46,287 acres.
Established: Authorized on February 16, 1988.
Location:13 miles east of downtown Jacksonville, Florida. The Fort Caroline National Memorial (see separate entry) serves as the principal interpretive center for the preserve.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms.
Activities:Hiking, kayaking and canoeing.
Special Features:Named for the American Indians who lived here for more than 3,000 years, the preserve encompasses Atlantic coastal marshes, islands, mudflats, tidal creeks, and the estuaries of the Saint Johns and Nassau rivers. It is one of the last unspoiled coastal wetlands on the Atlantic Coast. Besides traces of Indian life, remains of Spanish, French, and English colonial ventures can be found as well as southern plantation life and 19th-century military activities.

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