All of Florida’s communities have something for everyone in the family to enjoy – and Jacksonville is no exception. If your group loves beaches, wildlife, and incomparable natural beauty, then Amelia State Park might be the perfect place to visit in your Jacksonville van rental.


Amelia State Park can be easily reached by driving your Jacksonville van rental from Carl’s Van Rentals to the park’s entrance at State Road A1A North in Jacksonville, FL 32226.


Here’s a quick look at just some of the great activities you’ll encounter when you visit Amelia State Park in your minivan or passenger van rental.

Canoeing/Kayaking: All the necessary equipment can be rented from the park’s canoe and kayak provider, Kayak Amelia. You can also bring your own kayaks and canoes and use their launch ramp for just $1. The park provides safety information, maps, and recommended routes for your desired experience.

Wildlife Viewing: Any photographers in the family will find Amelia State Park’s surroundings an ideal setting for snapping gorgeous shots of animals and plants in their natural habitat. Shorebirds, including plovers, pelicans, and terns, can all be found here. You may even see rarer creatures such as right whales or bald eagles at the park!

Horseback Riding: If you’re looking for a truly memorable experience while visiting Amelia State Park, a beachfront horseback ride could be exactly what you need. Guided tours from Kelly Seashore Ranch depart daily at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.


Amelia State Park is open daily, all year-round from 8 a.m. until sundown.


Entrance fees are just $2 per person. There is an honor box at the park’s entrance. Visitors are encouraged to take part in the honor system and pay the entrance fees so that Amelia State Park can stay beautiful for future guests.

At Carl’s Van Rentals, we have 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 us today at (904) 727-3848, and let us put you in the driver’s seat of one of our exceptional vans.