Clark Bay Conservation Area


The 4,795-acre conservation area’s uplands are comprised mainly of wet and mesic flatwoods. These communities have been altered extensively by past silvicultural (tree farming) activities. They were affected by the 1998 wildfires and are in various stages of restoration. The uplands drain into several large basin swamps that form two streams, Deep Creek and Little Haw Creek. The creeks are main tributaries for Lake Woodruff Basin and Crescent Lake Basin, respectively. The wetlands within the conservation area are largely intact.

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. Species here include Florida black bear, bald eagle, sandhill crane, gopher tortoise and wood stork. Deer, turkey, migratory songbirds, swallow-tailed kite, heron, wood ducks and a variety of snakes and lizards have also been observed.

Recreational activities

Hiking, wildlife viewing, equestrian activity and seasonal hunting.


Public parking and access is off Old Daytona Road, just west of where it intersects U.S. 92.