Little Talbot Island State Park
Boardwalk to the beach
Little Talbot Island State Park contains most of the surface area of one of the last undeveloped barrier islands in northeastern Florida. The property is a mix of maritime hardwood and pine forest, undisturbed tidal salt marshes, desert-like sand dunes and five miles of sandy white Atlantic Ocean beach. The island is still pretty much the way General James Oglethorpe found it when he named the Talbot Islands after Charles Baron Talbot, Lord High Chancellor of England, in 1735.
The fishing is excellent, and you might even come across river otters, bobcats and marsh rabbits as you hike around looking for a good place to drop your line. Depending on the season, the population of native and migratory birds can be huge.
Little Talbot Island State Park offers hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing, picnicking, surfing and camping in a full-facility campground: 40 sites with water, electric, fire rings and picnic tables for tents, camp trailers and up-to-30-foot-long RVs.
Little Talbot Island State Park is open from 8 am to sunset every day of the year. Little Talbot Island State Park is part of the Talbot Islands State Parks group: Amelia Island State Park, Big Talbot Island State Park, Fort George Island Cultural State Park, Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park, Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park and George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier State Park.
A father and son fishing in the surf at Little Talbot Island
A fishing pier
Photo of the fishing hole courtesy of Stephen Hice, Florida State Parks
Other photos and map courtesy of Florida State Parks