Fernandina Beach, Florida

Fort Clinch State Park

Fernandina Beach, Florida

Fernandina Beach, Florida
Phone: (904) 277-7274

Sites: 61
Recent Rate: $29 11/2014

Latitude: 30.668071
Longitude: -81.434359

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

68 Reviews

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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a beautiful Florida State Park that had a lot of attractions in the area. The drive through the park was beautiful. The pier in the park was the longest pier I'd ever seen. We'd walk daily on the pier and visit with the fishermen. Biking in the park was great. Of course it's always about the campsite and ours #61 was just okay. It was a little short and directly across from the dump station. Why they put the dump station right in the campground is beyond me. Usually they are a little way away from the campsites. We were in the loop with all the foliage which I think is the better of the two. The campsites on the outside of the loop looked to be the largest and that is what I'd choose if I returned. The other loop was closer to the water but the sites were right on top of one another without any foliage in between. And you couldn't see the water from your campsite so I don't know what the advantage would be. The town the campground was in was really interesting. It had lots of shops and restaurants. I'd definitely stay at the campground again. We camped at Fort Clinch State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Nearby to town with lots of shopping and restaurants.





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Review Count: 152
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a nice stay here and plan to return. We were in the Beach camping area, where the back-in was a little challenging (i.e., narrow roadway, posts and fence), but we made it. Site was wide enough for awning and slide. Restroom was new and spotless. The beach is beautiful....great for walking and shelling. Nice place. We camped at Fort Clinch State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 326
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a decent state park campground that has a view of the beach, even though there is a berm that separates the beach and the campground. The beach side was more to our liking, the heavily wooded other side of the campground had way to much bug activity for our liking. The sites are sand, so blocks under the jacks of our motor home was a must. I would stay here again. We camped at Fort Clinch State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our second visit to this campground. You really cannot go wrong with any site. Both times we have stayed on the river campground. The river campground is shady and cooler. The beach side does not have any tree canopy. The drive to the campground is long and tricky. I recommend that you arrive before dark because there are a lot of trees to watch out for but the road is wide and paved. We had no problems. You will have to maneuver not to hit the trees. We do not like that this park is not pet friendly. You cannot take the dogs anywhere near the beach at any time and there are very limited areas to walk the dogs. My other complaint is the parking situation. We were there during 4th of July week and the parking situation was terrible. There were cars and boats parked everywhere including double parked in non-designated spots. Some sites had 4 vehicles plus boat, jet ski, and camper. We complained to the ranger and the response was that each site can have up to 8 people so that means potentially 8 vehicles plus boats! And we really saw this. Boats were sitting parked on the side of the road for days. Our impression was that the rangers do not enforce parking at all. Also, quiet hours are not enforced and really the rangers do not do a good job patrolling and enforcing the rules. Campers were up partying loudly until very late. On the other hand, the bathrooms are very clean and updated. The beach is beautiful! We would be back because of the natural beauty of the area and the town is wonderful. We camped at Fort Clinch State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 122
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an awesome Florida State Park. There are 2 campgrounds here, the river loop and the beach loop. We stayed on the beach loop and toured the river loop. The river loop is heavily wooded/shaded with the large sites having growth between them and a fair amount of privacy. You can walk to the river at the end of the campground. We stayed at the beach loop where the sites are not shaded at all and fairly close to each other, but there is plenty of room for an awning at each site. Water pressure was good, but the water had a sulfur odor to it. No 50 amp service at the beach loop. Local TV reception was good and our Verizon WiFi worked great. We stayed in site 9 which was next to the beautiful, brand new boardwalk out to the Atlantic beach area. It is a great site if you have a rear window as it looks out on the dunes and the ocean. Sites 8 & 9 have the best views. The ocean beach comes with some warnings, like dangerous currents and marine wildlife, but the sand is just beautiful and so is the view. The rest rooms in the beach loop are modern & very clean, with a special private handicap accessible room I appreciated to use with my young granddaughter. Be sure to tour the fort ($2/person). It is a step back in time, very well maintained. Engage one of the interpretive guide folks as you will have a historic conversation that might have taken place in the 1800’s. We loved it here and would stay again. We camped at Fort Clinch State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Steve Morris

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Can't say enough positive things. I stayed in the river section, lots of foliage and trees. Bathrooms were spotless. Trails, bike trails, 1/2 mile fishing pier, historic Fort Clinch. 1100 acres of beauty and activities. TV reception was excellent. We brought a Verizon MiFi, which worked well. We camped at Fort Clinch State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

A wonderful park. We stayed right next to the beach and could hear the waves pounding at night. The restrooms are new and super clean. There is a laundromat which is so nice when you just have a load or two of dirty laundry. It's convenient to the historic area of Fernandina Beach which has good boutique shopping and great restaurants. We like the Salty Pelican. We also enjoyed the local museum and the Fort Clinch tour. We camped at Fort Clinch State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Loved everything about this park. We were assigned a site two over from the water, and the sunset the night we stayed there was spectacular. Nice beach for walking, but no dogs allowed on the sand. The spanish moss and old oaks on the 3 mile drive in from the park entrance really set the stage for our pleasant stay. No cable or internet, but peace, sunshine, and even a dolphin sighting. No wonder this park has been rated Florida's best park two times. We camped at Fort Clinch State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a big park with lots of bicycle/hiking trails, beaches, fishing, and the Fort to explore. It is beautiful and a lovely place. We stayed on the beach side in site #2. Restrooms were new and always very clean! We will come back and stay longer next time. It is difficult to get spots - so reserve in advance. We camped at Fort Clinch State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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McNamara's Band

Review Count: 68
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful park and an excellent place to stay. The only reason I didn't rate it higher is because it didn't have some of the amenities other campgrounds offer that appeal to families like a swimming pool, snack shack, arcade, etc. Huge sites and lots to do. We toured the fort and enjoyed hiking on some of the well marked trails. The shore areas are fun to explore and we enoyed watching huge barges being escorted up the river. Lots of rules prohibiting dogs though. Well stocked camp store and well maintained facilities. We camped at Fort Clinch State Park in a Motorhome.

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Maxine and Cinder

Review Count: 53
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

The first thing that we want to say is that pets are "allowed" in this campground. But we said that this campground is not "pet friendly' because there are HUGE limitations on where you can walk your dog. You cannot walk your dog on the ocean beach, the river beach, the boardwalks, or the pier. That leaves the busy roads, by the side of the road (that is loaded with thorns in the ocean campground) and the trails (that are nowhere near the either campground). This campground has two distinct camping areas. The ocean area is right next to the dunes; it is nearly treeless, windswept and beautiful. The river area adjoins the fresh water inlet. It is larger and heavily shaded. Both areas have modern updated bath/shower/laundry facilities. Both areas are loaded with beautiful nature: shrubs, trees, animals, etc. Both areas are at least three miles from the campground entrance, and both areas have lousy cell phone reception. The historical fort on site is really worth visiting, far more interesting than most. Fernandina Beach is a fabulous little town: clean, historic, lots of things to do and see. We would have rated the campground higher, but the lack of a good spot to walk our dog made us cranky. We camped at Fort Clinch State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

I loved this park. I was in #13 in the beach campground and found it quiet and beautiful. I pulled in forwards so I was facing the dunes, and could see just a peek of the sound in the distance. It was a very short walk to the almost deserted sound and pier/ocean beaches. No bugs because of constant wind from the ocean. Had good Verizon coverage, also. Only thing that made me nervous was the canopy drive coming in and out, but was careful and never scraped anything. We camped at Fort Clinch State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

We have enjoyed this camping area for two days because of the beautiful setting. The river and beach access is wonderful. The added history of the area is another bonus. There is a fort in the park started by George Washington and used until World War II. A word of warning, the access road is under a canopy of very lovely live oaks. I saw at least two that had been bumped by camper roof edges. Just be watchful and it will not be a problem. The park web site indicates the length of campers accommodated by the sites. Don't expect to put campers much longer than specified in them. We camped at Fort Clinch State Park in a Truck Camper.

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Hubby and I

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This was by far one of our favorites! Beautiful shade trees and pretty private. Short walk to the river with sandy beaches. We did not stay in the beach area; we were in the river area. Beware...if you have a toad, unhook before you leave the office. We have a 40 foot and there are some low hanging trees and tight turns so pay attention when driving into the campground and parking. Would return to this park! We camped at Fort Clinch State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2012 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park. We stayed in the ocean sites which were close to beach, modest space, level sites, near rest room. Has laundry but one washer, one drier, no place to fold. Cell coverage was almost non-existent. Super 1/2 mile fishing pier. If you like to walk the beach, you'll find all you want here. River sites are a bit bigger and more privacy and lots of shade. No shade at ocean sites. There were a couple branches hanging down in the 2-mile driveway that were hard to see and avoid. Nifty, historic downtown. Walmart, Publix and many restaurants within 7-8 miles. We camped at Fort Clinch State Park in a Motorhome.

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