Stokes Landing Conservation Area


This 277-acre property was the first district acquisition within the coastal basin of the Tolomato River. This conservation area was purchased to protect water resources, wetlands and wildlife habitat. Stokes Landing serves as an outdoor classroom for environmental education, as it has been visited by area students and their teachers over the years. An observation platform for wildlife and marsh viewing was rebuilt by St. Johns County students, who also developed interpretive trails.

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. The conservation area is home to wood storks, red-tailed hawks, wading birds and otters.

Recreational activities
  1. Hiking, bicycling, wildlife viewing, nature study and fishing.
  2. Boating and canoeing opportunities are available on the Tolomato River, and the property is accessible by water; however, there are no launches located on the property.

From U.S. 1 north of the St. Augustine airport, take Venetian Boulevard to Old Dixie Road and turn left on Lakeshore Drive. The entrance is on the right.