The Best Camping in Jacksonville

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Top camping spots in and near Jacksonville

  • Jacksonville, Florida

    Beach Day at Blackrock Beach on Big Talbot Island

    5.0
    0.5 mi
    Venturing along the industrialized highway leading to Big Talbot Island will have one wondering how there could be any hope for a natural experience on the outskirts of Jacksonville. However, just 14 miles from the busy interstate, Big Talbot Island has plenty of hiking and biking trails, fishin...
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  • Jacksonville, Florida

    Little Talbot Island Hiking Trail

    4 mi / 69 ft gain
    Little Talbot Island Hiking Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Atlantic Beach, Florida.
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  • Fernandina Beach, Florida

    Camp on Amelia Island

    4.5
    Amelia Island is a small island near Fernandina Beach, Florida, and is one of the few places left where you can camp right on the beach for free. Although, if you wish to drive your car on the beach during peak season in the summer or a holiday weekend, you will have to purchase a permit for $5 f...
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  • Fernandina Beach, Florida

    Explore Fort Clinch

    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 no...
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  • Saint Marys, Georgia

    Camp on Cumberland Island

    4.8
    Cumberland Island is surreal. Although a ferry ride is required from the mainland, it is well worth it. Hopping off of the short boat ride, you can feel that this place is something special. Live Oaks covered in Spanish Moss cover the entire island. Only a certain number of people are allowed on ...
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  • Saint Marys, Georgia

    Camp at Stafford Beach on Cumberland Island

    5.0
    7 mi
    Once you have reached the island by ferry from St. Mary's, GA, you will receive an orientation about your campsite and the island (You can rent bicycles at the main office on the island, too). Stafford Beach is 3.5 miles from the ferry landing so you will have plenty of time to explore the island...
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  • Saint Marys, Georgia

    Backpack the Parallel Trail to Yankee Paradise Campground

    5.0
    15 mi
    Start your adventure in St. Mary's, GA, where the [Cumberland Island National Seashore Ferry]http://www.cumberlandislandferry.com/) is located. You'll receive your tickets and hop on the ferry for a 45 minute ride to the island. Once you are dropped off at Sea Camp you will be given an orientatio...
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  • St. Marys, Georgia

    Parallel Trail

    15.55 mi / 420 ft gain
    Parallel Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near St. Marys, Georgia.
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  • Keystone Heights, Florida

    Hike at Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park

    4.0
    7 mi / 70 ft gain
    Gold head branch state park has been called the grand canyon of Florida. It hangs on the north central ridge of Florida as some of the first land that came out of the sea, which is the reason for all of the Sandhill ecosystem. The ravine was created by the headspring and flow of the Gold Head Bra...
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  • Keystone Heights, Florida

    Head Branch Trail

    2.97 mi / 289 ft gain
    Head Branch Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Heights, Florida.
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  • St. Augustine, Florida

    Ancient Dunes Nature Trail

    0.64 mi / 23 ft gain
    Ancient Dunes Nature Trail is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near St. Augustine, Florida.
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  • St. Augustine, Florida

    Cape Francis Beach Walk

    7.47 mi / 92 ft gain
    Cape Francis Beach Walk is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near St. Augustine, Florida.
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