Thomas Creek Conservation Area

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

About this property

This conservation area is composed of several tracts of land that border 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, with most of the upland acres located near U.S. Hwy. 1/U.S. Hwy. 23. A portion of the property is designated as a wildlife management area, with hunting managed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Cary State Forest is nearby.

One of the special highlights of this property is its historical uses that included commercial silviculture, which is indicated by the presence of bedded pine plantations, numerous roads, ditches, borrow pits and canals found throughout the property.

Access

Parking areas are located off U.S. Hwy. 1/23 and Acree Road. For details and to get driving directions from your location, see the Google Maps link on this page.

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.