Fees and Reservations
There are no fees to enter the park or to take the ferry to the fort. The 35-passenger ferry operates on a first come basis.
Donations are gratefully accepted and are used for boat maintenance and interpretive programming.
St. Johns County, which maintains a beach ramp directly across Highway A1A from the park entrance, charges a fee to drive onto the ocean beach from mid-March through September.
Did You Know?
Did you know that the live oak trees in the picnic area at Fort Matanzas are over 150 years old? The park also has an eastern red cedar located on the island near the fort that is over 260 years old, as old as the fort itself! Ft Matanzas National Monument, Florida