Recreation guide to District lands
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Pellicer Creek Conservation Area
In northern Flagler County, adjacent to the Florida Agricultural Museum site and the Princess Place Preserve.
The site demonstrates examples of several regionally significant ecological communities, including saltwater marsh, freshwater marsh, wet prairie, mixed wetland hardwoods, pine flatwoods, longleaf pine, xeric oak and upland hardwood forest. The property provides a buffer to about eight miles of Pellicer Creek’s shoreline, which helps to improve the water quality and the stormwater filtering function of the creek. The property has scattered wetlands and is forested with pines, hardwoods and a variety of shrubs and ferns. Princess Place Preserve, managed by Flagler County, is the site of the Princess Estate, a lodge designed by William Wright and built of coquina blocks.
Several species listed as endangered or threatened have been observed on the property, including southeastern American kestrel, gopher tortoise, creeping orchids, cinnamon fern and East Coast coontie.
- Hiking, canoeing, boating, horseback riding, bicycling, wildlife viewing, nature study and bank fishing. more info
- Boating and canoeing are available on Pellicer Creek, a state canoe trail. Access is from Faver-Dykes State Park and Princess Place.
- Primitive camping is allowed at the Preserve by permit from Flagler County.
- Fishing is available at a handicapped-accessible fishing platform at Pellicer Pond, located on the north side of Old Kings Road.
Restrictions: more info
- Motorized vehicles are not permitted.
The preserve can be accessed by vehicle from U.S. 1 by turning east on Old Kings Road and then following signs. The remainder of the property can be accessed by foot, bicycle or horse along the network of trails leading out from Princess Place. The preserve is open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information:
For Princess Place, call Flagler County at (386) 437-7490. For Pellicer Creek, call the District’s Bureau of Land Management at (386) 329-4404.