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Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park
IUCN Category V (Protected Landscape/Seascape)
Location Duval County, Florida, USA
Nearest city Jacksonville, Florida
Coordinates 30°23′59″N 81°33′21″W / 30.39972°N 81.55583°W / 30.39972; -81.55583Coordinates: 30°23′59″N 81°33′21″W / 30.39972°N 81.55583°W / 30.39972; -81.55583
Established September 29, 1970
Governing body Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park is a Florida State Park in Jacksonville, Florida. It is located near the mouth of the St. Johns River, a mile south of State Road 105 on New Berlin Road. On September 29, 1970, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

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History

Yellow Bluff 'Fort' was not a fort at all, but instead an armed and fortified camp constructed during the Civil War. It served to protect shipping supply lines to Jacksonville and through the St. Johns valley from Union attacks. The camp was built in early 1862, holding over 350 personnel at some points of its existence, which lasted until the end of the war.

Recreational Activities

Visitors can picnic in an authentic reproduction of a Confederate and Union troop encampment.

Special events

Every year, the park has a day of illustrated presentations and living history demonstrations showing the historical and cultural significance of the area.

Admission and Hours

There are no entrance fees. The park is open 24 hours a day.

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