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


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June 30, 2014
Timucuan Preserve and the Timucuan Trail Parks Foundation Award Research Grants to Four Area Students
The National Park Service and its official Friends Group, the Timucuan Trail Parks Foundation, are proud to announce the four recipients of $500 research grants from the “Timucuan Preserve Student Research Grant Program.”

April 24, 2014
Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day
Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) on May 10, 2014 at the Timucuan Preserve. Activities will begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue until 3:00 p.m.

April 08, 2014
Go Wild for National Parks! April 19th-27th
This year the event takes place from Saturday, April 19 through Sunday, April 27 and the theme is, “Go Wild!”

March 04, 2014
Tourism at the Four National Parks within the Greater Jacksonville Area Create $119,930,000 in Economic Benefit to the Local Communities
Report shows visitor spending supports 2,015 jobs in local economy.

February 03, 2014
Kingsley Heritage Celebration 2014: Across the Water
The Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve invites you to a celebration of the legacy of the Plantation era, the 16th Annual Kingsley Heritage Celebration.

November 13, 2013
Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve Partners with University of North Florida, Timucuan Trail Parks Foundation and the National Park Foundation to Support Interactive and Engaging Projects That Will Strengthen Americans’ Connection With Their National Parks.

October 18, 2013
Timucuan Preserve and Fort Caroline Reopen to Visitors
Visitors can access public areas, roads and all facilities. Timucuan Preserve and Fort Caroline have been closed since October 1 due to the lapse in Congressional appropriations.

August 11, 2013
Interpretive Tram Tour Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact
On August 2, 2013, Regional Director Stan Austin approved the Finding of No Significant Impact for the Kingsley Plantation – Ribault Club Interpretive Tram Tour.

June 19, 2013
National Park Service Announces New Audio Tour at Kingsley Plantation
Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve Superintendent Barbara Goodman announced today the unveiling of a new audio tour entitled, “The Lion’s Storyteller”.

March 31, 2013
Notice of Availability for NPS Environmental Assessment for Interpretive Tram Tour
The National Park Service, Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve is proposing to improve the interpretive connectivity and visitor mobility between the Kingsley Plantation and the Ribault Club by providing an interpretive tram service.

Did You Know?

Historic drawing of a Timucua man with his hair in a top know

Timucua warriors wore their hair in a top knot, which made them appear taller. Historic drawings of Timucua and French contact show the Timucua to be of greater stature than the French. More...