Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Fort Clinch State Park, Florida

Our visits to Fort Clinch State Park have always been in the late part of our season in Florida...usually early May to coincide with the Shrimp Festival.  This year we decided to stop on the way down because we had to rearrange our departure due to some "winter mix" weather coming at us.

Fort Clinch welcomed us with...heavy rain and thunderstorms.  Not what we were hoping for but at least it was a warm 79 degrees.  The next few days will be cooler.  We scored a beachfront campsite for the three extra days just a few days before departure....nice! 

Fort Clinch has two camping areas...a riverside one and beachside one.  The riverside is nestled in the trees and the beachside one is mostly treeless and smaller with a short walk to the beach.  We have stayed in both.

Activities within this park include biking, walking the beach, visiting the fort (everyone should do that once), and the Shrimp Festival in the beginning of May.  We have never swam here even in May...some strong currents in parts of the beach.

Our Mifi and cell phone worked here so that is always nice to be able to keep in touch with family and friends.  We even managed to get some tv stations in English which is sometimes rare in Florida without any dish.  There is a Walmart on the way in which we used to stock up.

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