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Kingsley Plantation - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

11676 Palmetto Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32226, USA


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About Kingsley Plantation

Site of a former estate that was named for an early owner, Zephaniah Kingsley, who spent 25 years there. The plantation was originally 1,000 acres (4.0 km2), most of which has been taken over by forest; the structures and grounds of the park now comprise approximately 60 acres (242,811.385 m2). The most prominent features of Kingsley Plantation are the owner's house—a structure of architectural significance built probably between 1797 and 1798 that is cited as being the oldest surviving plantati

Attractions Near Kingsley Plantation

Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve
Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve1.99km from Kingsley Plantation

The Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve offers many incredible experiences for visitors. Guests can explore the untouched estuaries of Big Talbot Island and Little Talbot Island, discovering native wildlife and over 6,000 years of history from the region's first inhabitants. At Fort Caroline National Memorial, visitors have the chance to learn more about French cultural influence in colonial America. The preserve also features an array of trails suitable for hiking and biking.

Little Talbot Island State Park
Little Talbot Island State Park3.07km from Kingsley Plantation

Little Talbot Island State Park is a natural wonderland with something for everyone! With miles of white sand beaches, nature trails, and observatories, visitors can explore and discover the local flora and fauna. The park has several picnic areas as well as campsites perfect for a weekend trip. The St. John's River provides unique opportunities to kayak, canoe or paddle board the salt marsh waterways. People come from all over to photograph the abundance of wildlife that inhabit the park.

Huguenot Memorial Park
Huguenot Memorial Park3.62km from Kingsley Plantation

Huguenot Memorial Park offers visitors a wide range of activities for the whole family. Located next to the St. Johns River, this park is perfect for swimming, fishing and exploring nature trails with plenty of wildlife around. It has beaches, picnicking areas and playgrounds as well as kayak and canoe launches where people can enjoy the views of the river. The park also features an Information Center that houses a variety of gatherings such as outdoor educational programs and exhibits.

Big Talbot Island State Park
Big Talbot Island State Park4.62km from Kingsley Plantation

Big Talbot Island State Park, is a great destination for who wanting to explore the beauty of nature. It covers around 2,500 acres of salt marsh, maritime forest, and beaches along the Atlantic coast of Northeast Florida. It features opportunities to observe rare birds and marine life while kayaking or canoeing through the waters. There are also trails available to walk or bike, with options ranging from ancient shell middens to serene winding paths transporting visitors back through time.

Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park
Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park6.05km from Kingsley Plantation

This State Park is a tranquil oasis located on the coast in Jacksonville, Florida. A unique ecosystem of salt marsh wetlands, upland forests and islands house an abundance of wildlife and small mammals. You can take advantage of plentiful recreational activities including hiking, biking, bird watching and kayaking. With over five miles of trails offering stunning views of coastal marshes and ancient magnolia trees, you'll be captivated by the sheer beauty of this untouched paradise.

Boneyard Beach
Boneyard Beach7.14km from Kingsley Plantation

Boneyard Beach, is one of the most beautiful spots on the island. With clear emerald waters and white sand, it's a paradise for anyone who loves nature and the outdoors. The thousands of bleached-white trees gives this beach a unique look and serves as a great backdrop for any photograph. Visitors can relax on its shores or kayak in morning or at sunset for amazing views. Many shore birds also flock to Boneyard Beach to feed and nest, making it a great place for birdwatching.

Where is Kingsley Plantation

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Duval County
Duval County
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The county has an area of 918 square miles (2,380 km2), of which 762 square miles (1,970 km2) is land and 156 square miles (400 km2) (17.0%) is water.[8] The topography is coastal plain; however, there are some rolling hills.