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The island is named after Jesse Fish. In the mid-1700’s, Fish owned the land, and established a large citrus grove named El Vergel. For more information, please visit the Cultural Resources section on this website.
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Fish Island Preserve is located at 1429 Plantation Island Drive South, Saint Augustine, FL 32080. It is on the east side of the State Road 312 bridge.
If coming East over the bridge, turn right at the traffic light onto Plantation Island Drive South. Then, turn right at the first stop sign.
If coming West from State Road A1A on 312, turn left at the traffic light onto Plantation Island Drive South. Then, turn right at the first stop sign.
Fish Island Preserve is owned by the state of Florida.
Fish Island Preserve is managed and maintained by the City of St. Augustine.
Fish Island Preserve is approximately 59 acres, which includes uplands and salt marsh.
Pets are allowed on Fish Island Preserve, but must be on a leash.
Yes, bicycles are allowed on Fish Island Preserve, but must stay on designated trails.
At this time Fish Island Preserve is not open to the general public. In early 2021 there will likely be a soft opening. To be updated on the happenings at Fish Island Preserve, including the opening date, please sign up for the Fish Island e-newsletter.
The recreational uses and amenities on Fish Island Preserve will be established in the management plan, which requires approval by the state of Florida (the owner) and the City of St. Augustine (the manager). The City anticipates plan approval by mid-2021.