national and state parks in Nassau County Florida

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Amelia Island State Park
amelia island state park State Road A1A North
Jacksonville, FL 32226

GPS 30° 31'28.33" N    81° 26'31.91" W
( Entrance )

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Beach driving is permitted at this location. Be sure to get your beach driving permits. In general driving on the beach is allowed only within the State Park boundaries. Please be respectful of posted signs and remain off the sensitive dunes.

Horseback riding is permitted at Amelia Island State Park. You must have all shot records with you and a negative Coggins test certificate. Please watch tides at this park and how it may impact horseback riding. No special decals from Nassau County are necessary at this area.

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Comprising over 200 acres on the northern side of Nassau Sound, Amelia Island State Park offers up quite the fishing opportunity. Species that can be caught are whiting, speckled sea trout, jacks, flounder, redfish and tarpon.

The George Crady Fishing Bridge State Park, which is closed to vehicular traffic, still spans Nassau Sound, but now offers close to a mile of space to drop or cast a line. Redfish and speckled sea trout are around all year. Numbers peak for these two species in the Spring and Fall. You can also catch drum, jacks and whiting off the fishing pier. The largest flounder in the state was caught here. And, if you're after Tarpon, they come just after the mullet run in the fall. Sorry, no pets are allowed on the fishing bridge.

Baits that have been found to be popular include: mullet and shrimp.

Amelia Island State Park is one of the seven parks that make up what is collectively called Talbot Island State in Nassau county at amelia island state park

7 miles north of Little Talbot Island

8:00am till sundown 365 days a year.

Please use the honor box to pay fees. Correct change is required. A limit of 8 people per vehicle.
$2.00 per person
$2.00 per person to access the George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier.

Please familiarize yourself with
Florida Saltwater Fishing Regulations & Licenses.

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Fort Clinch State Park ~ listed on the beach page alsofort clinch guns
2601 Atlantic Avenue
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034

GPS 30° 40'04.85" N    81° 26'03.30" W
( Entrance )

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Because the park is at the entrance to the Cumberland Sound, fishing can be outstanding here. It's definitely possible to catch Redfish, Sheepshead, Flounder, Spotted Sea Trout, Bluefish, Skate, saltwater catfish, smaller Sharks, and even Tarpon. If you go down to the pier in the State Park, then you might even hook into Atlantic Spadefish, Pompano and Whiting.

There's lots to do here, including daily tours of the Fort, shelling on the beach, self guided nature trails (this one is 6 miles long), and fishing from the shore or the fishing pier. You can roam through the Visitor's Center and then have a picnic.

There are two campgrounds in the state park, with showers, hot water, and restroom facilities.

8:00am till sundown 365 days a year.

$6.00 per vehicle. A limit of 8 people per vehicle.
$4.00 single occupant vehicle
$2.00 per person walking or biking in
$2.00 per person for fort admission
$26.00 per night to camp

Please familiarize yourself with
Florida Saltwater Fishing Regulations & Licenses.

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Beach driving permits can be obtained at:

Nassau County Courthouse
   416 Centre Street
   Fernandina Beach, FL 32097

Mon-Fri 8:30 - 5:00

Judicial Annex
   76347 Veterans Way
   Yulee, FL 32097

Mon-Fri 8:30 - 5:00



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Useful Links

Florida Saltwater Fishing Regulations Safe Handling of Self Caught Seafood
Tides St Johns River and Tributaries Tide Chart for NE Florida
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Saltwater Fish Species of Florida Videos of Fishing Knots
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Fernandina Beach Fishing Charters
Informative Florida Boating & Fishing Videos

National / State / County / City Parks with Fishing in Nassau County, Florida
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Areas in Nassau County Florida Include; Amelia Island, Amelia City, American Beach, Andrews, Becker, Black Rock, Boulogne, Bryceville, Callahan, Chester, Crandall, Crawford, Dahoma, Dyal, Evergreen, Fernandina Beach, Franklintown, Glenwood, Gross, Hedges, Hero, Hilliard, Ingle, Italia, Keene, Kent, Kings Ferry, Lessie, Mattox, Nassauville, O'Neil, Verdie, Yulee Heights and Yulee.
Bodies of Salt & Brackish Water in Nassau County Florida Include; Alligator Creek, Amelia River, Atlantic Ocean, Bells River, Christopher Creek, Crady Creek, Crady Lake, Cuno Creek, Egans Creek, Gardner Creek, Jackson Creek, Jolly River, Kingsley Creek, Lanceford Creek, Lofton Creek, Lumber Creek, Milisa Creek, Nassau River, Nassau Sound, Plummer Creek, Saint Joeseph Creek, Soap Creek, St Marys River, Thomas Creek and Walker Creek.

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