Recreation guide to District lands
In this section
2,031 acres. This property is jointly owned with the state of Florida.
In Duval County, approximately two miles west of the town of Bayard on Old St. Augustine Road.
The area is located on a peninsula formed at the confluence of Julington and Durbin creeks, and has approximately nine miles of shoreline along the two creeks. The peninsula is a long sandy ridge that grades into floodplain swamp and marsh along the creeks’ shores. Natural communities consist of sandhill along the higher areas near the center of the peninsula and flatwoods at the lower elevations. The preserve contains extensive floodplain wetlands, providing water quality and floodplain protection for both creeks and the St. Johns River.
Known wildlife at the preserve include bald eagle, osprey, gopher tortoise, bobcat, turkey, deer and numerous species of wading and songbirds. Manatees seasonally swim in both creeks.
- Hiking, picnicking, horseback riding, bicycling and nature study. more info
Restrictions: more info
- Motorized vehicles are not permitted on the property.
Public parking and access is off of Bartram Park Boulevard.
For more information:
The District and the city of Jacksonville co-manage the property. Contact the District’s Bureau of Land Management at (386) 329-4404.