Pellicer Creek Conservation Area

Description

The 2,535-acre 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.

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. 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.

Recreational activities
  1. Hiking, canoeing, boating, horseback riding, bicycling, wildlife viewing, nature study and bank fishing.
  2. Boating and canoeing are available on Pellicer Creek, a state canoe trail. Access is from Faver-Dykes State Park and Princess Place.
  3. Primitive camping is allowed at the Preserve by permit from Flagler County.
  4. Fishing is available at a handicapped-accessible fishing platform at Pellicer Pond, located on the north side of Old Kings Road.
  5. Geocache located on property. Please visit our geocache database for more information.
Access

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.