Above: Fort Matanzas National Monument provided a free guided tour and ferry boat ride to the fort.
Above: Matanzas stands impressive and alone on this spit of land; the tall rock structure is only a stones throw from the river with beach and forest views all around.
Above: Matanzas from the roof deck where solders manned the cannons.
Above: Fort Matanzas National Monument grounds and picnic area provide a fun cheap way to recuperate and eat after a day of touring the fort, grounds, forest, and waterway and beaches. Once back at the main park we join families playing near the parking lot area filled with massive oaks. The heavy branches hang down so low to the ground that children and young mothers are stepping up on them and jumping off. It's fun here at Fort Matanzas.
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