Thomas Creek Conservation Area

Please note: A portion of this property is currently closed, please review the recreation announcements for more details.


This 5,540-acre property borders more than 10 miles of Thomas Creek — the largest tributary of the Nassau River. Expansive areas of floodplain swamp comprise a large part of the conservation area. Most of the upland acres are located on the portion of the property that straddles U.S. Hwy. 1/U.S. Hwy. 23. Almost half of the property is a wildlife management area.

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. Typical wildlife viewed on this property include white-tailed deer, raccoon and turkey.

Recreational activities
  1. Recreational activities include hiking, horseback riding, bicycling, hunting and wildlife viewing.

The main parking areas are located on both sides of U.S. Hwy. 1/23, approximately 5.5 miles north of the I-295 interchange in northwestern Duval County. An additional small parking area is located on the north side of Acree Road, west of Old Kings Road.