Explore Fort Clinch

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Check out this beautiful and historic fort.

This fort was one of the last large brick forts finished in the 1800s. The fort was first established in 1847 and was almost complete when the Confederate army took control of the fort in 1860 but by 1862 it was back under Union control. The fort was then finished but left mostly empty. It was not until the Spanish-American war in 1898 that the fort was used again. 

In the 1930s the CCC rebuilt parts of the fort and they constructed the museum, campground, and park roads. Today you can check out the fort and see the massive cannons mounted as well as the officer quarters, blacksmith, kitchen, prison, and barracks. The state park also offers hiking, biking, fishing, shark tooth hunting and much more. This park is also home to a ton of wildlife including birds, turtles, snakes, and other species. The campground is open year round and is a great place to stay. 

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