Alimacani Park

  • 11080 Heckscher Dr
  • Jacksonville, Florida 32226
  • Phone: 904-630-2489
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Acres: 0.7 Located on a scenic stretch of State Road A1A on Xalvis Island, the Alimacani Boat Ramp provides access to the Fort George River and its tributaries. A marsh area offers opportunities for bird watching. History: Alimacani Park is located along State Rd. A1A (Heckscher Drive) on Xalvis Island, adjacent to the Fort George River. Some of the first Europeans to arrive in northeast Florida landed on Xalvis Island in 1562. The park and nearby Fort George Island (formerly part of the Timucuan Indian settlement of Alimacani) comprise a portion of the 46,000-acre Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve. A recreational vehicle park, fish camp, and restaurant were operated on the property for many years prior to the City’s purchase of the site in 2002, as part of the Preservation Project. The scenic stretch of A1A known as the Buccaneer Trail, named for pirates such as Blackbeard that pillaged the coast, borders the park on the east, and the City’s Alimacani Boat Ramp abuts the park on the west. The Alimacani Boat Ramp is located just west of State Road A1A (Heckscher Drive) on Xalvis Island, adjacent to the Fort George River. Some of the first Europeans to arrive in northeast Florida landed on Xalvis Island in 1562. The ramp and nearby Fort George Island (formerly the Timucuan Indian settlement of Alimacani) are part of the 46,000-acre Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve. The boat ramp is situated on land that the City leases from the State of Florida, near the scenic stretch of A1A known as the Buccaneer Trail. For many years a fish camp/restaurant and a recreational vehicle park were operated adjacent to the boat ramp site, and the City purchased this property (now Alimacani Park) in 2002, as part of the Preservation Project. The unimproved ramp provides access to the Fort George River and its tributaries primarily for jet skiers, kayaks, and small jon boats.