Dutton Island Preserves are really two Timucuan Trail parks – Dutton Island I (Dutton Island Preserve) and Dutton Island II (Dutton Island Expansion Park and Preserve). The preserves are located in a pristine salt marsh ecosystem that offers visitors exceptional wildlife viewing. Tranquility awaits visitors along the 3 miles of hiking trails through pine flatwoods and live oak hammocks. Dutton Island I includes a marsh observation viewing deck and fishing pier on the north end and a kayak and canoe launch site on the south end. There is a marked kayak trail among the salt marsh to guide you. There are also hiking trails and boardwalks, a covered picnic area, and restrooms. Primitive camping is available at Dutton Island I (call 904-247-5828 for reservations).  Dutton Island II includes hiking trails, several marsh overlooks, two picnic areas, and a kayak landing.

Click here for a short video tour of both Dutton Island Preserves.

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Park Details

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Dutton Island Preserve I (City of Atlantic Beach)
West end of Dutton Island Rd W
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

Dutton Island Preserve II (City of Jacksonville)
793 Dutton Island Rd W
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

Sunday – Saturday
Sunrise to sunset

Download the Dutton Island Preserve I trail map

Download the Dutton Island Preserve II trail map

For more information on this park, including possible rentals and fees, click here.