Little Talbot Island State Park RV & Campground Guide

Florida

Set on a secluded barrier island, Little Talbot Island State Park feels a world away from Florida’s developed cities. On the east side, the Atlantic Ocean laps at pristine beaches, and huge driftwood trees create a natural maze. Walk or bike over to the west side of the island, and you’ll find a marsh and a maritime hammock forest, all interspersed with tidal creeks that are perfect for kayaking. With playgrounds, ranger programs, and a network of trails, Little Talbot Island has outdoor activities for everyone in the family. Since the weather is nearly always warm and sunny, you’ll enjoy a camping trip any month of the year.

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Weather
Spring 60-80 F
Summer 75-90 F
Fall 65-85 F
Winter 50-70 F
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Nearby Cities
Orange Park, FL
Atlantic Beach, FL
Lakeside, FL
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Little Talbot Island State Park

Take your camping trip to a more luxurious level by bringing an RV to Little Talbot Island State Park. When it’s set up in the campground, you can wait out afternoon thunderstorms and be back on the beach in no time. Don’t have an RV of your own? No problem – an RV rental gives you all of the perks without the price tag.

Little Talbot Island State Park Campground

If you’re in search of a relaxing escape, the Little Talbot Island State Park Campground is the first place to consider. This is a rare chance to stay on an undeveloped island. Plus, it’s close to everything the park has to offer. With 36 campsites, this spot has a quiet, family-friendly vibe. Your nightly fee includes water, electricity, a picnic table, and fire ring. A few steps away, the bathhouses offer ADA restrooms and a comfortable spot to shower. There’s even a dump station nearby. If you’re bringing little ones, look to sites near the playground; the western side of the campground offers fast access to the boat launch. Expect to pay $24 per night, plus tax and a reservation fee of $6.70.

Pecan Park RV Resort

Pecan Park RV Resort is one of the closest campgrounds to Little Talbot Island State Park that offers full hookups. Plus, since it’s located right off of I-95 west of the park, it’s a breeze to reach. On the grounds, you can take advantage of a swimming pool, a lake that’s stocked with fish, and beautiful open sites. This is a convenient spot for a quick weekend trip. The Wi-Fi, cable TV, and laundry facilities are great for long stays, too. In the park, you can buy ice and propane for your RV. Rates vary by season and availability.

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What to Do at
Little Talbot Island State Park

Inside Little Talbot Island State Park

On hot days, head straight for the beach for a day of swimming and sand-castle building; with the park’s five miles of beach, it’s easy to find your own private patch of sand. If you prefer to kayak or fish, head to the other side of the park to the boat launch and paddle Myrtle Creek; rentals are available from Kayak Amelia. The nearby salt marsh is excellent for light-tackle fishing, and the Atlantic side offers exciting surf fishing and surfing. For hiking, biking, and inline skating, you’ll find miles of trails winding through the grounds. Little ones love the playground, and in the evening, you’ll find families walking up and down the beach looking for shells. Check the schedule and join in a ranger-led program to get to know the park.

Outside Little Talbot Island State Park

Located on the northern end of the Florida coast, Little Talbot Island State Park sits near some of the most wild and wonderful beaches in the state. Nearby, you’ll find world-class hiking, paddling, and fishing. When you’re craving a coffee or a day of shopping, make the drive into Jackson or south to the adorable Florida beach towns that line the shore.

Restaurants

Newk's Eatery

Pick up a pizza or comfort food like pasta and sandwiches at Newk's Eatery. With a varied menu and friendly staff, this is an ideal place for families.

Type: American

Location: 14964 Max Leggett Pkwy., Jacksonville, FL 32218

Green Papaya

Serving stir-fries, spring rolls, and other classics, Green Papaya is the perfect place to go for pan-Asian fare. Service is fast, and the presentation is Instagram-worthy.

Type: Pan-Asian

Location: 13141 City Station Dr. #149, Jacksonville, FL 32218

Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine

The chefs at Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine prepare each dish carefully, ensuring that every meal is packed with authentic flavor. Be sure to check out the happy hour specials and the variety of discounts.

Type: Thai

Location: 13475 Atlantic Blvd. #32, Jacksonville, FL 32225

Cantina Louie

Top off your vacation with the tacos and desserts at Cantina Louie. With a menu inspired by Mexican street food, this colorful spot offers big flavors and big portions.

Type: Mexican

Location: 725 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

Ellen's Kitchen

Feel like a local at Ellen's Kitchen, which offers a homey vibe and friendly service. It serves home-style breakfast and lunch every day of the week.

Type: American

Location: 241 3rd St., Neptune Beach, FL 32266

Shopping

Shops At Amelia Island

Spend an entire afternoon browsing the Shops At Amelia Island, which are located in a historic downtown area. Grab a coffee and wander through the different boutiques, stopping to get lunch along the way,

Location: 6800 1st Coast Hwy., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

West Marine

Planning to do some boating during your vacation? Stop by West Marine to get the supplies and gear you need.

Location: 14180 Beach Blvd. #4, Jacksonville, FL 32250

Shorelines Gift Shop

Get a fun Florida souvenir at Shorelines Gift Shop, a small spot with an eclectic stock. With everything from clothing to home goods, you can find something for everyone on your list.

Location: 109 First St., Neptune Beach, FL 32266

Red Daisy

With its selection of beautiful home goods, Red Daisy is a fun spot to get a new cookbook or piece of decor. This friendly shop also carries jewelry and accessories.

Location: 201 Lemon St., Neptune Beach, FL 32266

SuperCorsa Cycles

Buy a new bike or pick up helmets and accessories at SuperCorsa Cycles. If you need tips on the best local trails, be sure to ask the knowledgeable staff.

Location: 4925 1st Coast Hwy., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Sightseeing

Boneyard Beach

Massive driftwood trees line the sand at Boneyard Beach, which is located in nearby Big Talbot Island State Park. Many of the trees have their roots intact, creating opportunities for climbing and exploring. This is a particularly great spot for photography.

Location: Jacksonville, Florida

Kingsley Plantation

Step back in time with a visit to Kingsley Plantation. Here, a grand plantation house sits overlooking the Fort George River, offering beautiful views and a picturesque location. Be sure to spend time exploring the historic grounds, which include the 25 tabby cabins that were occupied by the enslaved people that once made the plantation run. Come on the weekend and take the audio tour, which explains daily life and discusses the history of the inhabitants throughout the decades.

Location: Jacksonville, Florida

Kayak the Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve

If you’re looking for more ways to explore Florida’s marshes and inland waterways, head to the Timucuan Preserve for a kayaking trip. Enjoy the views or bring a pair of binoculars to spot the many bird species that live in the area. Be sure to check the tides as they can have a drastic impact on the available routes. Start right in Little Talbot Island State Park, or head to one of the many public boat launches in the area.

Location: Jacksonville, Florida

Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park

Located just inland from Little Talbot Island State Park, Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park offers a huge stretch of coastal upland forest. This fee-free area offers a network of sandy trails, making it a fun spot for hiking, challenging biking, and geocaching. If you’re interested in fishing, get a license and try your luck in the beautiful tidal creeks that run through the preserve. Paddling is another fun way to see the local wildlife, which includes foxes, hawks, and gophers.

Location: Jacksonville, Florida

Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park

With 13 miles of off-road biking trails, a large playground, and a large lake, Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park is a fun spot for families. There’s even a splash pad and a zipline. Rent boats and enjoy the calm waters of the lake, or head down to the ocean and try surfing.

Location: Jacksonville, Florida

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How to Get to
Little Talbot Island State Park

To get to Little Talbot Island State Park, you’ll first need to get to Highway A1A, which runs along the Florida coast from north to south. From Jacksonville, you can get to the A1A by taking Fl-105. From the north, take FL-200 east from I-95 or Highway 17.

Entering Little Talbot Island State Park

Enter Little Talbot Island State Park any day of the year starting at 8 a.m. and ending when the sun goes down.

Per vehicle (one person) : $4

Per vehicle (2-8 people) : $5

Cyclists, pedestrians, extra passengers : $2

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