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Little Talbot Island

Anglers, campers, hikers, experienced canoers and kayakers make themselves at home at Little Talbot Island State Park, just south of Amelia Island. Boasting 5 miles of wide, sandy beach, the park is one of the best places to catch a glimpse of a sea turtle nesting along the shore on summer nights. On the inland side, undisturbed salt marshes, or estuaries, serve as nurseries for sea life, the beginning of the food chain. As the landscape changes from forest to ocean, older dunes merge into younger ones.

The seaward dunes are vegetated by sea oats, morning glories and other low-growing, salt-tolerant plants. Inner dune swells host cabbage palms, red cedars, slash pines and thickets of pond willows. In the spring and fall, migrating birds, bobcat, river otter, raccoon, opossum and gopher tortoise are often seen feeding in these plant communities. With Ft. George River, the unaltered Nassau Sound, the Atlantic Ocean and Myrtle and Simpson Creeks, fishing opportunities are enormous. A Florida fresh and/or saltwater fishing license will permit access to speckled trout, striped bass, bluefish, redfish, flounder, mullet, sheepshead and whiting. Recent land acquisitions provide a back-country adventure for the most experienced hikers, canoers and kayakers.

Biking

Biking »

Choose to bike the paved 2.5 mile Park Drive or venture out onto the beaches with its hard-packed sand. Learn more »

Bird Watching

Bird Watching »

Many different species of wildlife can be viewed inside the park, thanks to its preservation efforts. Learn more »

Camping

Camping »

Little Talbot Island State Park offers full camping facilities with 40 campsites. Learn more »

Canoeing

Canoeing »

Canoe rentals are available and there is access to a hand launch ramp if you bring your own. Learn more »

Fishing

Fishing »

Surrounding tidal streams and surf make for wonderful fishing on Little Talbot Island. Learn more »

Hiking & Segways

Hiking & Segways »

Little Talbot Island provides several miles of hiking trails. Segway Tours are available for a unique view of the island. Learn more »

Historical_Significance

Historical Significance »

For more than 50 years, Little Talbot Island's history of preservation continues, as it remains one of the few undeveloped Northeast Florida barrier islands. Learn more »

Kayaking

Kayaking »

Guided kayak tours are available as well as kayak rentals. Should you choose to bring your own kayak, a hand-launch ramp is available. Learn more »

Kayaking

Nature Walk »

A one-mile nature trail makes for a leisurely walk and affords a view at the island's wildlife. Learn more »

Photo Spots

Photo Spots »

The many scenic features of Little Talbot Island provide several wonderful photo spots throughout the park. Learn more »

Picnicking

Picnicking »

Thirteen reservable picnic pavilions are available within the park. 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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