As you know, we’re always scoping out the area to find great spots for you to visit in your Jacksonville van rental. Today, we’ll discuss a Jacksonville site with a lot of history and plenty of great activities for you and the family to enjoy – Fort Clinch State Park.

Originally founded well before the Civil War, Fort Clinch is one of the most well-preserved, 19th century forts in the entire country. Although it was never directly involved in battle, Fort Clinch was garrisoned during both the Civil and Spanish-American Wars. With its rich history and gorgeous landscape, it’s truly a unique place to visit in your Jacksonville van rental.


The park is located at 2601 Atlantic Avenue in Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034. Take your rental van from there for the day and enjoy one of Fort Clinch State Park’s family-friendly activities.


Fishing: The fishing at Fort Clinch State Park is unbelievable. Options include fishing along the west side of the island in the Amelia River, along the Cumberland Sound (perfect for game fish), the fishing pier that separates the Cumberland Sound from the ocean, and surf fishing in the Atlantic Ocean is also quite popular.

Beaches: Kids will love scouring Fort Clinch’s beaches for shark teeth and seashells that have washed ashore.

Bicycling: Load up the family’s bikes in your Jacksonville passenger van rental and head to Fort Clinch for some world-class cycling. There are 3.3 miles of paved trails and even more off-road trails that are at your disposal. During low tide, you can even enjoy a bike ride on the beach’s tightly packed sand.


Admission to the fort itself is $2 per person. Car entrance fees also apply:

$6 per vehicle (2-8 people)

$4 for single occupant vehicles

$2 for pedestrians, cyclists, and extra passengers


Fort Clinch State Park is open from 8 a.m. until sundown every day of the year!

Carl’s Van Rentals has exactly what you need for transporting a small or large family on your vacation in Jacksonville. Have a big family? Stretch out and relax on your drives around town in a Jacksonville van rental from our extensive fleet. Contact Carl’s Van Rentals today at (800) 565-5211 and let us put you in the driver’s seat of one of our exceptional vans.