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?
Fort Matanzas was designated as a National Monument by President Calvin Coolidge on October 15, 1924. The same stroke of the pen created four other National Monuments including the Castillo de San Marcos, Ft. Pulaski, and the Statue of Liberty. Ft Matanzas National Monument, Florida