Fort Caroline Closed on November 2nd
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.
Directions to Ribault Club
Ribault Club & Fort George Island Visitor Center
From I-95 north of Jacksonville: Traveling from the north via Interstate 95, exit at I-295 East Beltway (Exit #362 A). Exit at Heckscher Drive (Exit #41), turn left. Continue on Heckscher. After passing the St. Johns River Ferry landing on your right, turn left at the brown National Park Service and Florida Park Service signs onto Fort George Island. Follow the signs to the Ribault Club.
From I-95 south of Jacksonville: Traveling up the east coast of Florida via Interstate 95 from the south, leave I-95 at the I-295 East Beltway. Continue north on I-295. After crossing the St. Johns River via the Napoleon Bonaparte Broward Bridge, take the first exit (Exit #41), turning right (eastbound) on Heckscher Drive, Florida Route 105. Travel approximately ten miles on Heckscher Drive. Then, after passing the St. Johns River Ferry landing on your right, turn left at the brown National Park Service and Florida Park Service signs onto Fort George Island. Follow the signs to the Ribault Club. If you prefer to stay on I-95 instead of driving through Jacksonville, please see directions from I-95 north.
From Amelia Island: Take A1A south to Ribault Club sign, turn right. (A1A travels from Amelia Island, across Big and Little Talbot Islands, onto Fort George Island, where is Kingsley Plantation is located.) If you pass the St. Johns River Ferry Landing you have passed the turn. Follow the signs to the Ribault Club.
Transportation Options: Jacksonville International Airport is northwest of the park. Jacksonville is served by Amtrak and by Greyhound Bus lines. Personal or rental vehicles are required to reach the park.
Feel free to call the Ribault Club for further information or directions: 904.251.2802. Information is also available by calling the Talbot Islands Ranger Station: 904.251.2320.
Did You Know?
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...