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Big Talbot Island State Park

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One can trace the history of Big Talbot Island State Park, located at 12157 Heckscher Driver in Jacksonville, Florida, back to periods in the late 1700s and early 1800s when it was used for plantation agriculture by the British and the Spanish. During this time, such crops as indigo, sugar, oranges, and cotton flourished in its rich soil, from which now sprouts native tree and plant species of Florida. Fauna, as well as flora, thrive in this tropical island habitat, as well, and visitors can see such animals as piping plovers, brown pelicans, terns, black skimmers, painted buntings, osprey, and ibis. Special events hosted at the island include Kayak with a Ranger, and the Fort George Island Fall Festival. Fishing, picnicking, canoeing, kayaking, camping, hiking, and wildlife viewing are all some of the popular activities which await at this lovely park.

Lodging nearby includes the Radisson Hotel Butler and the Best Western.

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