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Jekyll Island State Park - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

100 James Rd, Jekyll Island, GA 31527, USA

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About Jekyll Island State Park

Jekyll Island is located off the coast of the U.S. state of Georgia, in Glynn County. It is one of the Sea Islands and one of the Golden Isles of Georgia barrier islands. A popular tourist destination, the island has beaches frequented by vacationers. Guided tours of the Landmark Historic District are available. Bike trails walks along the beaches and sandbars, and Summer Waves, a water park, are among the active attractions.

Attractions Near Jekyll Island State Park

Jekyll Island Golf Club
Jekyll Island Golf Club0.29km from Jekyll Island State Park

The Jekyll Island Golf Club has something for all types of golfers. For those looking for a casual and laid back golfing experience there is the Indian Mound Course, while more advanced players can take on the Great Dunes Course, which boasts great challenge and scenic views. The Pine Lakes Course also makes up three perfectly situated 18-hole divisions that have been described as an unbeatable combination of trade winds, marsh wetlands and undulating fairways.

Villa Ospo
Villa Ospo0.84km from Jekyll Island State Park

Villa Ospo is a small residential and agricultural community. It has long been a quiet and peaceful place as people living in the area strive to keep it that way. The community is surrounded by lush greenery, refreshed with gentle breezes off the nearby ocean coast and characterized by beautiful blue skies. The population of Villa Ospo continues to grow and develop with families moving into the area seeking a means of resting and retiring.

Villa Marianna
Villa Marianna0.9km from Jekyll Island State Park

Villa Marianna is a beautiful estate and plantation, that has a rich history which dates back to 1807 when it was acquired by John Fenwick Couper. This is the oldest documented home on St. Simons Island, and is known for its historic significance. At Villa Marianna you can see many of the original features that were installed by its original owners, including interior woodwork and the tall brick chimneys. If you're looking to take a step back into history, Villa Marianna won't disappoint.

Faith Chapel
Faith Chapel1.05km from Jekyll Island State Park

Faith Chapel is a historic chapel on Old Plantation Road in Jekyll Island, Georgia and was built in 1904. It was used as a non-denominational chapel until 1942. The interior and exterior walls are shingled, with gargoyles that are replicas of the ones at Notre Dame Cathedral. The chapel was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971 and it is open to the public.

Georgia Sea Turtle Center
Georgia Sea Turtle Center1.13km from Jekyll Island State Park

Georgia Sea Turtle Center is a nature center and rescue and rehabilitation facility for sea turtles on Jekyll Island, Georgia, United States. The Center features interactive exhibits and patient viewing areas. In addition to caring for sick and injured turtles, the Center has an educational mission and presents daily programs, field trips, guided tours and beach walks.

Dubignon Cottage
Dubignon Cottage1.24km from Jekyll Island State Park

Dubignon Cottage, is a historic home that dates back to the early 19th century. Boasting the state's first ever central hallway layout and one of its oldest surviving Greek Revival exterior designs, it stands as a testament to the area's proud architectural heritage. Significant changes were made to the building in 1844 and 1858, including new windows and shutters, porches and porticos.

Where is Jekyll Island State Park

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Glynn County
Glynn County
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One of the beautiful countys in Georgia and it includes the most prominent of the Sea Islands of Georgia, including Jekyll Island, St. Simons Island, and Sea Island and so more are there.