The preserve protects one of the largest contiguous areas of uplands left in Duval County. These uplands are important to the water quality of the Nassau and St. Johns rivers and include mesic flatwoods, xeric hammock, scrubby flatwoods, dome swamp, tidal marshes, cypress domes and four different creek and marsh systems. The Florida Park Service manages the land for resource-based recreation and protection of natural and cultural resources, and works in a unique partnership with the District and Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas to help ensure the protection of water quality in this ecologically signifigant area. Hawks, owls, eagles, wood storks and wading birds have been spotted in the salt marsh, pine flatwoods and scattered cypress domes. Other rare plants and animals complement scenic vistas.
13802 Pumpkin Hill Rd, Jacksonville, FL, 32226