Big Talbot Island Ocean Route Trail

  • 12157 Heckscher Drive
  • Jacksonville, Florida 32233
  • Phone: 904-251-2320
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To follow this trail, launch at Big Talbot Island State Park. Follow the Intracoastal Waterway northeast around the bend, then south east out into the Atlantic Ocean. Paddle south along the Atlantic Coastline to the entrance of Simpson Creek. Enter Simpson Creek and continue south until you reach your destination, Kayak Amelia. This route takes the average paddler approximately three to four hours one-way. Big Talbot Island State Park charges a $4 fee for use of its boat launch, which is located on the north end of the island, and Kayak Amelia charges $1 per person for use of its boat launch. For more information on the trail, visit