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Fort George Island

Fort George Island (called Alamacani and San Juan by earlier cultures) is the holder of many mysteries; its history is enshrined in legend and lore. Today’s researchers still are working to find the facts to separate it from the fiction. The island maintains intriguing plant species, some of which are unique to the region. The productive marshes like the ones on Fort George Island have attracted humankind for as long as both have existed.

Native Americans feasted, colonists built a fort, and the “smart set” of the 1920s travelled here for vacations. A site of human occupation for over 5,000 years, Fort George Island was named for a 1736 fort built to defend the southern flank of Georgia when it still was a British colony.


Biking »

Enjoy a loop bike ride through history or take it off-road with the three-mile trail that takes you through the former Fort George Island golf course. Learn more »

Bird Watching

Bird Watching »

With its lush tree canopies, Fort George Island is an excellent birdwatching locale. Learn more »


Canoeing »

Fort George Island offers canoeing and a canoe launch area. Learn more »


Fishing »

Fish the Fort George River from the shore of the island. Learn more »

Hiking & Segways

Hiking & Segways »

Hikers can enjoy a three-mile trail that leads through the former Fort George Island golf course. For a truly unique experience, explore the island with a guided segway tour. Learn more »


Historical Significance »

Named for a 1736 fort, Fort George Island features the restored Ribault Club, once an exclusive resort. Learn more »


Kayaking »

Kayak the tidal waters surrounding Fort George Island for a view from the water. Learn more »


Nature Walk »

Take a walk through time and experience the natural side of Fort George Island. Learn more »

Photo Spots

Photo Spots »

Fort George Island offers numerous photo opportunities - from the restored Ribault Club to the maritime forests to the beaches. Learn more »


Picnicking »

Enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking the Fort George River. Learn more »

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Drive Time:

  • Jacksonville 45 min
  • St Augustine 1 hr 30 min
  • Savannah 2 hrs
  • Orlando 3 hrs
  • Tampa 4 hrs
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