Fort Clinch State Park
Built in 1847 and occupied alternately by both U.S. and Confederate troops until it was decommissioned in 1898, Fort Clinch was never the site of any major battles, which may account for its remarkable condition.
However, most visitors to Fort Clinch State Park (2601 Atlantic Ave., 8 a.m.–sunset daily, $5 per vehicle for up to 8 people; overnight campsites $22) don’t tarry too long at the fort itself, despite the tours and reenactments that the park offers. Instead, many head right for the beach, the fishing pier, or the six-mile hiking and biking trail.
© Jason Ferguson from Moon Florida, 1st Edition