Dutton Island Preserve is included in the Timucuan Trail parks and is Atlantic Beach’s largest park. Located just west of Mayport Road, visitors can capture views of unique wildlife at this park along the Intracoastal Waterway. The tranquil park boasts 9,000 feet of nature trails, 3 miles of hiking trails, a fishing pier and viewing deck of the marsh, kayak launch, picnic areas, camping spots and restrooms. Is your fur friend in town with you? No problem! Dogs are welcomed at the park so long as they are on a leash.
Park Hours: 7:30 a.m. to dusk (times subject to change on sunrise/sunset)
A sunrise or sunset is a site to see from Dutton Island. This natural preserve will satisfy your need for peace and tranquility. After enjoying the sunrise, rumor has it that the best fishing is early in the morning. You can enjoy fishing from the pier or from a kayak.
Get lost in the city’s unique natural beauty – from birding to checking out the plants and wildflowers during a hike. There are also opportunities for camping. Call in advance to reserve a campsite or pavilion, or wheelchair reservations at 904-207-5828.
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