Fort Mantanzas National Monument is close by...predates the US republic! This is a real Spanish Fort. Faver-Dykes State Park is a Florida State Park located 15 miles south of St. Augustine, near the intersection of I-95 and US 1, and bordering Pellicer Creek, a designated state canoe trail. Activities include fishing, picnicking, boating, canoeing, camping and wildlife viewing. Among the wildlife of the park are white-tailed deer, bobcats, and river otters. There are many birds in the park, including bald eagles.