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Explore the Timucuan Trail State & National Parks  
 
   
 
 
Tiger Island

 
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TRAIL DESCRIPTION

Length: 3 miles round trip

Put in/take out: Deedee Bartels County Boat Ramp.
From Jacksonville: North on I-95 to exit 373 (Callahan/Fernandina Beach/A1A). East on A1A/SR 200 for 16 miles to the intersection
of Atlantic Ave and A1A. Turn right on Atlantic Ave. then left on 14th St. Continue 2 miles to boat ramp at end of road. Launch is a sandy beach. No fee, no phone.

Route: Paddle 1/2 mile across the Amelia River/ICW to Little Tiger Island. Follow the shoreline northwest to the mouth of creek on Tiger Island. Reverse direction to return.

Highlights: Tiger Island is one of a group of salt marsh islands west of the north end of Amelia Island. Dolphins and manatees (summer) are frequently seen here. Navigation maps and a compass are a must when exploring the areas west of Tiger Island. Camping is permitted on the south end of Tiger Island; for more information call Fort Clinch State Park.

Trail extensions: From boat ramp paddle west across the Amelia River/ICW and head south 1.5 miles to Lanceford Creek. This continues west for about 3 miles then turns south for another 2 miles. Ride the tide – plan this route with high tide mid trip.