Basic Information

12713 Fort Caroline Road
Jacksonville, FL 32225

The beautiful expanse of the Timucuan Preserve is located within the city limits of Jacksonville, Florida. The Preserve can be accessed from major roads and highways in and around Jacksonville. Directions to individual park sites such as Kingsley Plantation, American Beach and the Ribault Column can be found on our website. Our main visitor center is located at Fort Caroline, about 14 miles northeast of downtown.

Timucuan Preserve

The facilities and grounds for Fort Caroline and Kingsley Plantation are open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., daily. The preserve headquarters is open 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday; closed on all government holidays. Cedar Point and the Theodore Roosevelt Area are open sunrise - sunset.

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Additional Information

We have mild winters and hot summers. In the winter average highs are in the 60's, lows in the 40's. The summer temperatures reach up into the 90's.

Entrance Fees:

Fee Free Park - $0.00

We are a free park.

Timucuan Preserve Visitor Center at Fort Caroline

Located at Fort Caroline National Memorial, the Timucuan Preserve Visitor Center hosts the exhibit "Where the Waters Meet." This exhibit showcases the richness of the environment in northeast Florida and how humans have interacted with this environment for thousands of years. The Visitor Center hosts a bookstore and information desk, and activities are available to do while exploring the exhibits.

Kingsley Plantation Visitor Contact Station

You can explore the grounds at Kingsley Plantation, which include the slave quarters, barn, waterfront, plantation house, kitchen house, and interpretive garden. The visitor contact station/bookstore is located in a 1920s building adjacent to the plantation buildings.

The Timucuan Preserve can be reached by boat, bike, car, RV or foot. However you intend on getting here, we recommend doing some planning first. As part of a large urban park system, we have something to offer every visitor.

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Tips for Visiting:
  • Dogs are welcome in the park but must be on a six foot leash at all times.
  • The planter's house at Kingsley Plantation is only open on weekends by reservation.
  • Docks close at 4:30 p.m. at Kingsley Plantation and Fort Caroline.
  • Check the local weather before you come out and bring water and/or sunscreen as needed.
  • Be prepared for biting insects including ticks. Bug repellent is recommended.
  • A covered picnic area is available next to the visitor center.
  • Check for updates on closures.

Last updated: March 13, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

12713 Fort Caroline Road
Jacksonville, FL 32225

Phone:

904-641-7155

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