We spent some time walking around Fort Clinch on Saturday when we got here. Taken from the Florida State Park website is the following description:
Fort Clinch State Park, one of the oldest parks in the Florida park system, was acquired in September 1935. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was responsible for some of the initial development of the park.
Occupied by both Union and Confederate troops during the Civil War, Fort Clinch was never completed due to slow construction. The development of more powerful armament rendered the fort’s masonry walls obsolete. Today, the Florida Park Service offers living history interpretation of historic Fort Clinch.A steep ramp leads to the second story of the Fort and Living History reenactors talk about life as a soldier in stationed at Fort Clinch.
Significant plant communities throughout the park’s 1,100 acres include sand dunes, overwash plains, maritime hammock and estuarine tidal marsh. Many of these can be observed from the nature trail at Willow Pond or the paved roadway through the hammocks. These are also prime locations for bird watching and nature study.
All in all a pretty neat place to visit and hike around—as with all the state parks there is a small admission fee but well worth it to get some great views and history!