Recreation guide to District lands
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Palm Bluff Conservation Area
The conservation area is located in Volusia County, east of County Road (CR) 415, approximately 3.25 miles north of the town of Osteen.
This property contains at least eight distinct natural communities and protects more than 2 miles of Deep Creek — a large tributary of the St. Johns River that empties into the river just downstream of Lake Harney.
Due to the wide variety of habitats, this property is a good place to go birding, where visitors may see all types of birds from bluebirds and brown-headed nuthatch to turkeys, to wading birds and raptors.
- Activities include hiking, horseback riding, bicycling, primitive tent camping and wildlife viewing. more info
Restrictions: more info
To ensure public safety and environmental protection, the following are not allowed:
- Removal of plants and animals, or archeological or historical/cultural resources
- Trapping devices
- Off-road vehicles
The entrance road to the property is on the east side of CR 415, approximately 3.5 miles north of the town of Osteen and 9.5 miles south of the CR 415–State Road 44 intersection. Continue down the entrance road approximately 1,000 feet — the parking area is on the right.
For more information:
Call the District’s Bureau of Land Management at (386) 329-4404.