Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park

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Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park


Location:On Yellow Bluff peninsula on the north side of the Saint Johns River (on New Berlin Road).
Facilities:Historic site, picnic tables.
Special Features:Located near the mouth of the Saint Johns River, this site was an important military position during the Civil War because it allowed access to the inland areas of Florida's east coast. Though there never was an actual fort on Yellow Bluff, an encampment constructed here in 1862 was fortified and equipped with large guns. The site was occupied by both Confederate and Union troops during the war and at its peak housed more than 250 soldiers.
Address:12157 Heckscher Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32226

Phone:904-251-2320
Web: www.floridastateparks.org/yellowbluff
Size: Nearly 2 acres.

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