This is a remote area of open longleaf and slash pine flatwoods,
cypress and mixed hardwoods (around Bull Creek), and a variety of
wetlands filled with seasonal lilies, orchids, blue flag iris, St.
Johns wort, and pitcher plants. There is an 8.6-mile self-guided
loop drive to provide an introduction to Bull Cr eek, as well as a
section of the Florida National Scenic Trail.
Sandhill cranes nest in the wet prairies in late spring. Limpkins,
great egrets, and other wading birds are common during the dry
season as they stalk prey in drying pools of water. Northern
harriers hunt over the marshes during the winter. Look for water
pipits, common nighthawks, and marsh rabbits in and around the wet
prairies and marshes. Oak hammocks are home to white-tailed deer,
wild hogs, and many species of songbirds.
St. Johns Water Management District; managed by the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
(352) 732-1225 or (407) 436-1818
Take Exit 71 from Interstate 95 at Melbourne. At the exit
ramp, turn west onto U.S. Highway 192. Drive 21.6 miles west
to Crabgrass Road. Turn left and drive 6 miles south to the
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