• Sunrise over the Fort George River in the Timucuan Preserve.

    Timucuan

    Ecological & Historic Preserve Florida

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?

We are located in Jacksonville, Florida. The preserve emcompasses over 46,000 acres. See the Directions page for details about visiting sites within the preserve.

Where is the entrance gate?

The preserve is unique in that the National Park Service owns about 9,000 acres of the land inside its boundaries. The remainder is state park, city park, non-profit agencies like the Nature Conservancy, and private landholders. There are many paths into the preserve. You may wish to begin at the Timucuan Preserve Visitor Center.

What does it cost to visit?

The National Park sites within the preserve are open daily, except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. National Park sites within the preserve are free and open to the public. Other agencies within the preserve charge either a per person or per vehicle fee.

What can my kids do while visiting?

Visit the For Kids section of our website for things to do before a visit and while you're in the park.

What can I do at the park?

We suggest you review the Plan Your Visit section of the website. If you have further questions, feel free to call and speak to park staff at 904.641.7155.

Are pets allowed at park sites?

Pets are allowed in outdoor areas at preserve sites, but they must remain on a six-foot leash. Please clean up after your pet.

How can I get a brochure?

You can call the park to request one, or pick one up when you visit. Many of our brochures are available online, just visit the Brochures page.

What is the Timucuan Trail?

The Timucuan Trail State and National Parks is a partnership between the National Park Service, Florida Park Service, and City of Jacksonville. It allows the parks to work together to provide great park experiences for visitors. For more information, click here.

Which park sites focus on the history of the area?

Information about the history of the areas in the Timucuan Preserve are available on our History & Culture website.

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