Duval County is called Florida's First Coast. The St. Johns River flows north into the Atlantic Ocean just below the border of Georgia.
Parks and Forests
- Betz Tiger Point
- Cedar Point Preserve
- Huguenot Memorial Park
- Reddie Point Preserve
- Seaton Creek Historic Preserve
- Friendship Fountain
- Big Talbot Island State Park
- Little Talbot Island State Park
- Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park
- Amelia Island State Park
- Fort George Island Cultural State Park
- Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park
- George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier State Park
- Kingsley Plantation
- The Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve
- Fort Caroline National Memorial
- Ribault Club
- Cary State Forest
- Walter Jones Historic Park and Mandarin Museum
Waterways - Water Access (motorized and non-motorized)
River City Brewing Company, Jacksonville - Southbank near MOSH at 835 Museum Circle. Call David or Karen at 904-398-2299.
Clark's Fish Camp is a fun, unique (truly unique -- you've got to see it to believe it) seafood restaurant on the St. Johns River, 12903 Hoodlanding Road, Mandarin, ph 904-268-FISH (3474).
Sandollar Restaurant - located on the north shore of the river, just east of the ferry landing, the Sandollar restaurant offers dining with a great view, weekday lunch buffet and live music on weekend evenings. 9716 Hecksher Drive, Jacksonville. 904-251-2449.
Foxy Lady Cruises offers lunch and dinner cruises every day and special symphony dinner cruises. Custom cruises available for groups. Departs from River City Brewing Company restaurant on the southbank near MOSH, 835 Museum Circle, Jacksonville. Phone 904-398-9553.
Jacksonville River Cruises has old-fashioned paddleboats, the Lady St. Johns and Annabelle Lee, for dinner cruises on the St. Johns River. Located at 1501 Riverplace Blvd. Ph#904-306-2200.
Kayak Tours and Rentals
Kayak Amelia offers guided tours and kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals. Location 13030 Hecksher Drive, Jacksonville, phone 904-251-0016.
Black Creek Outfitters - retail shop with kayaks, camping and hiking gear, clothing and shoes. Located across the street from Costco behind Bono's, near St. Johns Town Center at 10051 Skinner Lake Drive, Jacksonville. Phone 904-645-7003.
REI - national retail chain of outdoor recreational gear, clothing, shoes, kayaks, bicycles. Located in St. Johns Town Center, 4862 Big Island Drive, Jacksonville. Phone 904-996-1613.
St. Johns River Blueway YouTube channel
St Johns River Alliance
2029 North 3rd Street
Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250
(904) 247-1972 x 414