Hammocks, slash pine uplands, cypress swamps, and freshwater
marshes border the St. Johns River in this state reserve. Dirt
roads and hiking trails, including the Florida Trail, provide
access for visitors wishing to explore this fine example of natural
Bald eagles, ospreys, and red-shouldered hawks can be seen from
open areas. Road-side ditches pool water and congregate a variety
of wading birds, river otters, and turtles. Fox squirrels inhabit
the pine flatwoods. Several varieties of waterfowl overwinter in
the open water areas of the St. Johns River.
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
Take Florida Highway 50 in Christmas, turn south on Taylor Creek
Road. The park entrance is 3 miles ahead on the left.
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