|Entrance to Fort Clinch|
The park is located on Florida's northern most barrier island, Amelia Island. They have camping available and a beach to go shelling on and to look for shark teeth!
|View from the beach|
The above picture is the path to enter the fort.
Remember to bring water with you during the summer months; the heat can get pretty brutal.
The Fort takes you back to 1864, during the Civil War, but it was manned by the Union not the Confederate army.
Check out the ocean view!
You are allowed to walk into the buildings and around the Fort. There were some interesting pathways.
And spiral stairs.
I really enjoyed learning the history here, and I have to give the volunteer rein-actors a lot of credit. They were in their union army uniform all day and it sure was very very hot in July and they would answer any question you asked. They really enjoy what they do. Thank you!!!!
Now, after wards we did leave the park. I could not convince my sister that the shore line was on the other side of the Fort so we could look for shark teeth. She was very hot and needed to go back to the hotel room. It was not until the next day, while we were on the Riverboat that she learned where the shoreline was and felt bad that I was not able to look for shark teeth. She let us go back after the boat trip and she paid the admission this time 😇
I was not really sure what I was looking for, but I picked up quite a few little trinkets.
Upon further examination, I do not think I found any teeth, just triangular shell pieces.
But, I am going to keep them as "my shark teeth stash". It was fun searching for them.
My sister and I both enjoyed visiting Fort Clinch State Park. I would like to try camping there sometime. My sister would not, for she is not a camper. Luckily the Hampton Inn was located not too far away.
You can read more about Fort Clinch State Park here.
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