Big Talbot Island State Park

Jacksonville, FL

Where are we going?

Big Talbot Island State Park
12157 Heckscher Drive
Jacksonville
FL
32226

904 251-2320

What is there to do?

Located on one of Northeast Florida's unique sea islands, Big Talbot Island State Park is a beautiful destination for the nature loving families. 

The park is primarily a natural preserve which visitors head to so they can enjoy a day of nature study, and bird-watching. Any budding photographers, you will be in your element too!

For those active kids in the family, why not get those hiking boots those hiking boots out and explore the diverse island habitats? You can head out to Blackrock Trail to the shoreline, Big Pine Trail to the marsh or Old Kings Highway and Jones Cut through the maritime forest.

A visit to the Bluffs can see you enjoy a picnic at one of the pavilions overlooking the water, or perhaps you want to just take your time and enjoy a stroll down the trail to Boneyard Beach.

Still feeling active? Why not bring a bike, or some in-line skates and yes even strollers, as there are nearly 3 miles of off-road paved multi-use trail with the Timucuan Trail. Make sure you stop along the way and read all about the park's natural and cultural resources at the interpretive panels!

Kayak Amelia on the island also offers a number of guided paddles, as well as special focus paddles. 

So get that picnic packed and enjoy the unique nature filled experience of Big Talbot Island State Park! 

How much does it cost?

Adults: $3 per vehicle entrance fee. $2 for access to the George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier. $4 for boat launch.

LAST UPDATED 2018

Need a little extra help?

The park offer a number of accessible amenities, including picnic pavilions, and wheelchair friendly segments of the paved Timucuan Trail

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When can we go?

Open 8am to sundown

Open 365 days a year

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Any top tips?

Lifeguards aren't provided so it's a good idea to take caution when in the water

I’m Hungry!

The panoramic view of Nassau Sound as it opens to meet the Atlantic Ocean makes Big Talbot’s Bluffs a perfect setting for a picnic. So why not take your own!

Healthy Eating

Take drinking water so you can stay hydrated!

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