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Flora and fauna
Fees and permits
Timucuan Preserve sites are free and open to the public. Permits are required for weddings, commercial tours and commercial photography.
Reservations are taken for groups planning to visit Fort Caroline, Kingsley Plantation, and the Ribault Club.
- 1 Big Talbot Island State Park (on Big Talbot Island, 20 miles east of downtown Jacksonville on A1A North and immediately north of Little Talbot Island State Park). The park is a nature preserve and a location for nature study, bird–watching, or photography. Other activities include hiking, bicycling, fishing, boating, canoeing, and kayaking, and picnicking. Amenities include picnic pavilions, nature trails, a fishing pier, a boat ramp, bike trails and beaches. The park is open from 8AM till sundown year round.
- 2 Little Talbot Island State Park (on Little Talbot Island, 17 miles northeast of Jacksonville on State Road A1A). The park covers the entire 2,500 acre island. Big Talbot Island State Park lies to the immediate north. The park contains maritime forests, dunes, and salt marshes on the western side of the island. Wild life includes river otters, marsh rabbits, bobcats, and a variety of native and migrating birds. Activities include camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, canoeing, nature watching and surfing. Amenities include a full–facility campground, as well as a youth/group tent campground and beachside picnic pavilions. The park also has bath houses, a small boat ramp, a nature trail, and a playground. Bicycles and canoes can be rented at the campground. The park is open from 8AM till dark.