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


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    Fort Caroline National Memorial including Spanish Pond will be closed to the public on Sunday November 2nd, 2014. The visitor center and trails will reopen on Monday the 3rd of November. The Theodore Roosevelt Area and Ribault Column will remain open.

Saturiwa Trail

Fort George Island has a very long and fascinating history. This trail guide is for the 4.4 mile driving loop on the island, which is part of Fort George Island Cultural State Park. Originally published by the Florida Park Service, it was adapted and published online by the National Park Service in 2004.

Many people drive, bike, and walk this loop. Please use caution when driving the island. The tour begins and ends at the Ribault Club.

Fort George Island Timeline (15 KB pdf)

Trail Guide Text – carry this guide with you (45 KB pdf)

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New! You can take the Virtual Ranger Tour of the Saturiwa Trail. Check out an audio CD to play in your car, and listen to a park ranger narrate the history of Fort George Island as you drive around the island. This program is free. The CDs are available at Ribault Club, Kingsley Plantation, and Talbot Island State Park.

Did You Know?

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There is a formal partnership between the National Park Service, Florida Park Service, and City of Jacksonville called the Timucuan Trail State & National Parks. More...