This 13,385 acre property is Florida’s second state forest and was established in 1939. Since then it has nearly quadruped in acreage from its original 3,413 acres. Cary State Forest offers beautiful views of mature mesic and wet pine flatwoods, basin swamps and marshes, and cypress domes. The state forest attracts many visitors each year for the educational experience provided by its open air teaching pavilion and nature trail. Common wildlife species found on the forest include wild turkey, bobcat, gopher tortoise, fox squirrel, swallowed tailed kite, coyote, great horned and barred owl, white-tailed deer, pileated woodpecker, yellow-throated vireo and pinewood tree frog. A wide variety of unique and rare plant species are also found on the forest, including pitcher plants, orchids, butterworts, sabatia, lilies, lupines, milkweeds and petunias.
Area: Orange Park/Westside
7465 Pavilion Drive, Bryceville, FL, 32009