Five hundred Spanish soldiers marched four days through marsh, forest tangle, fierce winds, and heavy rainfall to an encampment near here. This is where Menendez and his men camped, exhausted and weary, the night before the attack and capture of Fort Caroline.
Today, Spanish Pond's boardwalk and trail provide an opportunity for a quiet walk and connects you to more trails through pine flatwoods, oak hammock, tidal marsh in the neighboring Theodore Roosevelt Area.
Spanish Pond is located across from the entrance to Fort Caroline National Memorial and is open 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. daily.
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Did You Know?
The arquebus, a firearm used in the 15th to 17th centuries and carried by the French soldiers at Fort Caroline, weighs over 30 pounds. More...