Little Talbot Island State Park is located on the northeast Florida coast, just a few miles north of Jacksonville. Over four miles of pristine white sand beaches offer guests a chance to swim, fish, sunbath and beachcombing. Several miles of biking and hiking trails allow visitors to explore the interior of the park.
A guided Segway tour is available to those who would like a different hiking experience when discovering the real Florida outdoors. Reservations are required, so calling ahead at (904)251-2320 or visiting the link at the bottom of this article will get you started on this amazing tour.
Little Talbot Island State Park is one of the few remaining undeveloped barrier islands in the state. Maritime hammocks of holly, live oak and southern magnolia abound at every turn. Surrounding tidal streams and tidal surfs are excellent areas for kayaking and canoeing and offer anglers a good chance to land the big one. Flounder, mullet and redfish are but just a few of the many game fish that lurk in the salt and freshwater water bodies at the park.
One of seven of the Talbot Island state parks, this barrier island is chock full of outdoor fun. With so much to do, camping overnight is recommended to see it all.
The full facility 40 site campground offers room for tents, RV’s and assorted campers up to 30 feet in length. Site amenities include electricity, water a picnic table and fire ring. Restrooms and hot showers are located nearby each loop. The tidal creek that flows near the campground has a boat launch for small craft.
Canoeing and kayaking are very popular here at Little Talbot Island State Park. The local guide service offers rentals and guide services for all. A $1 fee is charged for launching your personal craft at outfitters. Concessions such as snacks and drinks are also available.
Fishing is fantastic along the many miles of beaches and coastline. The coastal salt marshes on the opposite side of the park are great for light tackle and bait fishing. Nearby the states record flounder was caught a few years back. A Florida fishing license is required for anglers 16 years and up.
Try your hand at surfing on the northern end of the beaches. Waves here are some of the best in the state. Whether you catch the big ones or watch the many surfers who do, the action is always favorable at Little Talbot Island State Park.