Within city limits yet truly wild, Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park protects more than 4,000 acres as it rambles along the edges of enormous estuaries draining into the St. Johns River.
Open: 8 AM until sunset daily
Located north of the city along A1A, it’s one of a string of state parks where you can lose yourself in the landscape while exploring trails through the scrub forest, pine flatwoods, and river bluffs.
Birding is great from the bluffs that provide a panoramic sweep of salt marshes from the nature trail above the Nassau River.
Explore the park
- Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve Trails - Within the city limits of Jacksonville yet certifiably wild, Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve has trails winding through scrub and flatwoods on bluffs above the Nassau River.