Thing to Do

Drive the Saturiwa Trail

a view from the drivers seat of a wooded read with steering wheel
Drive the Saturiwa Trail

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Driving the scenic loop road of Fort George Island takes visitors through natural beauty and historic landscapes. This downloadable audio tour found here begins at the Florida Park Service's Ribault Club and leads all around the islands main road. There are 23 stops along this audio tour marked with small numbered brown signs. Use caution during heavy rain events or high tides as a portion of the island road may flood.  

This tour, named for a Timucua speaking tribal leader of Fort George Island, highlights architecture, natural vistas, habitats, and history. The short drive is ideal for visitors hoping to see the park but escape the heat. Wildlife and blooming plants change through the seasons so visit in the spring for flowers and fireflies, the summer for peak colors, the fall for the least traffic, or the winter to enjoy a cruise with the windows down.   

Drive with caution as wildlife surrounds this road and Gopher Tortoise crossings are marked in high (animal) traffic areas. Please respect the privacy of the private home owners located along this road. 
Details
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
The dirt roads of Fort George Island are best explored at a low speed. The island roads form a loop, so no need to worry about getting lost. 
The road is narrow and although night time driving is certainly allowed it is not recommended for first time visitors to the area. 
Accessibility Information
A transcript of the audio tour is available in the Visitor Contact Station at Kingsley Plantation and on the website.  

Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve

Last updated: December 14, 2021