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

    Timucuan

    Ecological & Historic Preserve Florida

Spanish Pond

View of Spanish Pond

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.



Directions



Hiking Map of Fort Caroline and the Theodore Roosevelt Area



Theodore Roosevelt Area



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Did You Know?

Marsh at the Theodore Roosevelt Area

The Theodore Roosevelt Area, a unit of the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, contains nine distinct ecosystems; more than any other park in Jacksonville, Florida. More...