Little Talbot Island State Park

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Little Talbot Island State Park
Florida State Park
Wilderness Area (IUCN Ib)
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Myrtle Creek on Little Talbot Island State Park
Named by English General James Oglethorpe for: Charles Baron Talbot, Lord High Chancellor of England[1]
Country United States
State Florida
County Nassau County
City Fernandina Beach, Florida
Location
 - coordinates 30°27′07″N 81°25′08″W / 30.45194°N 81.41889°W / 30.45194; -81.41889Coordinates: 30°27′07″N 81°25′08″W / 30.45194°N 81.41889°W / 30.45194; -81.41889
Park area 2,500 acres (1,012 ha)
Biomes salt marshes, maritime forests, dunes
Animals North American River Otter, marsh rabbits, bobcats
Year Acquired 1951
 - Year park opened 1952
Managed by Florida Department of Environmental Protection
 - location Tallahassee, Florida (main)
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Location of Little Talbot Island State Park in Florida
Location of Little Talbot Island State Park in Florida
Website : Little Talbot Island State Park at Florida State Parks

Little Talbot Island State Park is a Florida State Park located on Little Talbot Island, 17 miles (27 km) northeast of Jacksonville on State Road A1A. The park covers the entire 2,500-acre (10 km2) island. Big Talbot Island State Park lies to the immediate north. The park contains maritime forests, dunes, and salt marshes on the western side of the island. Wild life includes river otters, marsh rabbits, bobcats, and a variety of native and migrating birds. Activities include camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, canoeing, nature watching and surfing. Erosion on Big Talbot Island, coupled with sand deposition on Little Talbot, have resulted in Little Talbot Island becoming the larger of the two Talbot Islands.

Amenities include a full–facility campground, as well as a youth/group tent campground and beachside picnic pavilions. The park also has bath houses, a small boat ramp, a nature trail, and a playground. Bicycles and canoes can be rented at the campground. The park is open from 8:00 AM till dark.

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  1. ^ Little Talbot Island Park History. Florida State Parks. Retrieved on 2010-10-04.