George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier State Park
George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier is the upper of those two bridges on the left
The George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier State Park consists of the span of a former Highway A1A bridge across Nassau Sound, connecting Jacksonville (via Big Talbot Island) with Amelia Island. After the bridge was superseded by a newer version, this one-mile, pedestrian-only fishing pier was dedicated as a state park to allow fishermen access to some of the best fishing waters in northeast Florida. Redfish, whiting, speckled sea trout, flounder, tarpon and jacks are commonly caught in these waters. Nassau Sound presently holds the state record for flounder size.
George Crady was a long-time State Representative and big supporter of Florida State Parks.
Access to George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier is through Amelia Island State Park. The bridge is open for fishing 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Access to the fishing pier only is $2 per person, pay into the honor box. Admission to Amelia Island State Park includes admission to the pier.
George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier State Park is part of the Talbot Islands State Parks group: Amelia Island State Park, Big Talbot Island State Park, Little Talbot Island State Park, Fort George Island Cultural State Park, Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park, and Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park.
At the dedication ceremony of George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier State Park
Another view of the George Crady Bridge