Fort George Island Cultural State Park

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Fort George Island Cultural State Park


Location:16 miles east of downtown Jacksonville on SR A1A; or 3 miles south of Little Talbot Island State Park.
Facilities:Boat ramp, nature trails, visitor center, meeting rooms, interpretive exhibits, gift store.
Activities:Canoeing, shoreline fishing, hiking, bicycling, guided tours.
Special Features:Huge shell mounds found on the island are evidence of Indian habitation dating back thousands of years. Fort George was built in 1736 by General James Oglethorpe, founder of the Georgia Colony. The fort no longer stands, and its actual location is not known. A key attraction of the park today is the recently restored Ribault Club. An exclusive resort in the 1920s, it now houses the park's visitor center, with meeting space available for special occasions.
Address:12157 Heckscher Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32226

Phone:904-251-2320
Web: www.floridastateparks.org/fortgeorgeisland
Size: 630 acres land; 29 acres water.

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Jacksonville, FL, February 23, 2019 --(PR.com)-- North Florida Land Trust has facilitated expansion of the Fort George Island Cultural State Park by identifying 14 acres on Fort George that could be used for mitigation.
"The dedication of the Fort George Island property to conservation and the acquisition of the submerged lands to support cleanup of contamination are a win-win for the environment and the citizens of Florida," said Cindy Brooks, managing principal of the Multistate Trust and president of Greenfield Environmental Trust Group, Inc., which is the parent company of trustee Greenfield Environmental Multistate Trust.
Clapboard Creek, and Fort George Island are where you'll be most apt to find me.
Another new option is the Ribault Club at the Fort George Island Cultural State Park.

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