Little Talbot Island State Park


Little Talbot Island State Park is a pristine, 2,500 acre barrier island twenty miles from Jacksonville, Florida. It is surrounded by the Simpson River on the west, and the Fort George Inlet and the Fort George River to the west.

This island is a nature lover’s paradise. You can walk the five mile stretch of wide, sandy beaches or explore the salt marshes and the vegetated dunes. You might even catch a glimpse of a river otter, bobcat or marsh rabbit, all of which are native to this unique ecosystem. But watch out, you might even see an alligator! Bird watchers will enjoy the great variety of seabirds that inhabit the island.

Camping, beachcombing, kayaking, hiking, and surfing are all popular pastimes among visitors to this island. Fishing is allowed and bluefish, flounder, mullet, redfish, sheepshead are all abundant around this island.

Available Facilities:
There are forty campsites available for use year-round with tents, RV’s, or trailers. Electricity, water, a picnic table and a fire ring are provided at each campsite. You may launch your kayak or canoe right from the campground. There are picnic pavilions located right on the beach that park visitors are free to use.

Hours of Operation:
Little Talbot Island State Park is open from 8 AM until sundown, 365 days a year.

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Cost of Admission:
The price of admission is $3.00 for motorcycles and single-occupant cars, $4.00 for vehicles with a maximum of 8 occupants, and $1.00 for extra passengers, bicyclists, and pedestrians. The fee for each full service campsite is $19.00 per day.

Directions:
Little Talbot Island State Park is located at 12157 Heckscher Drive, Jacksonville, Florida. To find the park, take I-95 from Jacksonville to Milepost Exit 358A, Heckscher Dr., also called Zoo Parkway, or 105. Continue east on Heckscher Dr. for 17 miles, and the entrance will be on your right.

Important Note:
All plant and animal life in this park is protected, so please be respectful and help to preserve this resource for future generations. Please do not feed any wildlife that you may encounter.

For other place to camp, see best Florida camping.

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