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

    Timucuan

    Ecological & Historic Preserve Florida

Park Fun

Woodsie, the Junior Ranger mascot, holding a piece of cotton and wearing a junior ranger badge

There's lots of places to discover in the Timucuan Preserve. Here's some ideas for young people:

  • Explore Fort Caroline & the Preserve Visitor Center and compare life in a Timucua village with life in a French fort.
  • Take a hike or bike ride at the Theodore Roosevelt Area - keep a lookout for birds and animals!
  • Learn about the daily life of the enslaved children who worked at Kingsley Plantation - we think you'll find it is a lot different than your life today.
  • Match up the animal calls with the animal pictures in the exhibits at the Ribault Club. You can also learn to speak Timucuan!

While you're discovering new activities at the park, you can become a Junior Ranger! There's four program options which let you earn four different badges.

We've got special brochures and activity pages for kids too!

These activity sheets require Adobe Acrobat Reader. You can get this free program by clicking here.

Hey Scouts! We have special activities in the park just for you. Click here to find out more.

Did You Know?

16th century French flag

The flag that flies over Fort Caroline is a sixteenth century French flag with “fleur de lis” heraldic symbols in gold on a blue background. The "fleur de lis" is an unoffical symbol of France. More...