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Description - Information courtesy of Wikipedia

Yellow Bluff 'Fort' was not a fort at all, but instead an armed and fortified camp constructed during the Civil War. It served to protect shipping supply lines to Jacksonville and through the St. Johns valley from Union attacks. The camp was built in early 1862, holding over 350 personnel at some points of its existence, which lasted until the end of the war.

Attractions - Visitors can picnic in an authentic reproduction of a Confederate and Union troop encampment. Every year, the park has a day of illustrated presentations and living history demonstrations showing the historical and cultural significance of the area.

Recreation - Visitors can picnic in an authentic reproduction of a Confederate and Union troop encampment.

Climate - Florida's weather is dominated by the water that surrounds it. The Atlantic Ocean in the east and the Gulf of Mexico in the west provide a stabilizing force that maintains the mild climate. Northern Florida is considered sub tropical, although it does receive some snow. This area is drier than the rest of the state. Southern areas of the state, definitely the Keys, lie within a tropical climate. Humidity is high, a characteristic of the climate, although the temperatures usually don't extend past 90 degrees F.

On the average the state receives 50 to 65 inches of rain. Summer is the rainy season, which extends into October in the south. Hurricane season begins in late August. Some hurricanes can bring up to 25 inches of rain. An average of two hurricanes per season reach the Florida peninsula. Most often these storms reach the Atlantic Coast rather than the Gulf Coast.

Location - Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park is a U.S. National Historic Landmark (designated as such on September 29, 1970) in Jacksonville, Florida. Located near the mouth of the St. Johns River, a mile south of State Road 105 on New Berlin Road, it is also a Florida State Park.

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