Hello and welcome to San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park. Now is a great time to visit this beautiful little park located where the Wakulla and St. Marks Rivers come together in the small town of St. Marks. The park preserves the architectural remains and tells the story of soldiers and citizens that protected Florida since the Spanish Period through the Civil War. This tiny piece of...
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San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park
Welcome to San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park
The many different flags flying over San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park welcome visitors to the park and demonstrate the colorful history of this site, from the Spanish explorers to the present day. The museum at the park displays pottery and tools unearthed near the original fort. Interpretive displays explain the history of the San Marcos site. An 18 minute video recounts the days of the Spanish, English, American and Confederate forces that once occupied this site. The video does a great job of tying all the periods of the Fort together. A self-guided interpretive trail is open to visitors. Guided tours are available. A picnic area is available featuring picnic tables and barbecue grills. Tucker’s Point offers a scenic view at the water’s edge where the St. Marks River joins the Wakulla River and flows out into Apalache Bay. The point is an excellent spot for fishing. Species commonly caught at this unique spot where fresh and salt water come together include redfish, speckled trout, sheepshead and even largemouth bass! The park is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thursday through Monday, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.