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Palm Bluff Conservation Area


3,321 acres


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.

Wildlife viewing:

Please respect Florida’s wildlife and use caution while visiting district lands. These are wild animals. For your safety, do not approach or feed any wild animal. 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.

Wildlife Viewing Hiking Horseback Riding Biking Group Camping
Recreational activities:
  1. 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:

  1. Removal of plants and animals, or archeological or historical/cultural resources
  2. Trapping devices
  3. 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 Resources at 386-329-4404.


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