Big Talbot Island
State Park - Florida
Big Talbot Island State Park is located on Big Talbot Island, 20 miles east of downtown Jacksonville on A1A North. The park is a nature preserve and a location for nature study, bird-watching, or photography. Other activities include hiking, bicycling, fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, and picnicking.. The coastal landscape and beach at Big Talbot Island is unique within the state of Florida for its rock-like sedimentary hardpan soil deposits underlying the surface. Where these formations are exposed in the shallow waters surrounded the island they provide habitat for molluscs, crabs, oysters, and other tide pool creatures. The formations and sand on Blackrock Beach are much darker in contrast to the coquina formations at Washington Oaks State Gardens, about 60 miles southward on the coastal highway A1A, and the limestone outcroppings at Blowing Rocks Preserve over 250 miles further south.
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Timucuan - Visitor Map
Official visitor map of Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve (EHPRES) in Florida. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).
Big Talbot Island - Brochure
Brochure of Talbot Island State Park in Florida. Published by Florida State Parks.
Florida State Parks - Camping and Cabins Guide 2018. Published by Florida State Parks.
Camping and Cabins Guide brochure.