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Flagler County.....Parks and Preserves

Flagler County features 19 miles of beaches, public rose gardens, peaceful waterways, subtropical forests, and a coastline thriving with wildlife, including freshwater and saltwater fish, migrating turtles, dolphins, and sea birds.

The region’s temperate climate attracts many newcomers. With an average temperature of 71.4 degrees, Flagler County provides the perfect backdrop for a wide range of outdoor activities.

Explore Flagler County's parks and preserves which offer numerous recreational opportunities, from a walk on the beach or a stroll on a nature trail to boating, picnicking, camping, horseback riding and more.

Parks Location Map

Flagler County Preserves:

Bing's Landing Preserve - Located in the Hammock on the west side of State Road A1A, Bing's Landing lies along the Intracoastal Waterway. Visitors can view the ruins of Mala Compra Plantation and fish the Intracoastal Waterway from the pier. The preserve also has picnicking and boat launch facilities and now offers Kayak Rentals from 9:00 a.m. to  5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. 5880 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast. Hours: Dawn to dusk daily. Free admission. 386-313-4020.

Betty Steflik Memorial Preserve - This 217 acre preserve's trails and boardwalk over the marsh offer visitors unique views of the salt marsh and coastal scrub communities. It also has a fishing pier and picnic and boat launch facilities. 815 Moody Lane, Flagler Beach. Hours: Dusk to dawn daily. Free admission. 386-313-4020.

Haw Creek Preserve (Russell Landing) - Tucked away in western Flagler County, this 1,005 acre preserve features boat launch facilities and a boardwalk that winds through the swamp with overlooks on Haw Creek. Other activities include hiking, horseback riding, picnicking and primitive group camping. County Road 2007, Bunnell. Hours: Dawn to dusk daily. Free admission. 386-313-4020.

Princess Place Preserve - This 1,505 acre preserve is at the confluence of Pellicer Creek, Moody Creek and the Matanzas River. Princess Place features salt and freshwater marshes, hardwood hammocks, uplands pine forests and oak scrub environments. The restored lodge, built in 1887, is the oldest standing structure in Flagler County. 2500 Princess Place Rd., Palm Coast. Hours 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Seven days per week. Free admission. 386-313-4020.

River to Sea Preserve - Located on both sides of Highway A1A at Marineland, this 90 acre preserve features a beachside boardwalk for ocean views, public beach access, walking trails and canoe and kayak launch facilities with access to the Intracoastal Waterway. Matanzas River and Pellicer Aquatic Reserve. 9805 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Marineland. Hours: Dawn to dusk daily. Free admission. 386-313-4020.

Flagler County State Parks:

Washington Oaks Gardens State Park - On the barrier island south of Marineland, the park's 389 acres of coastal scenery extend from the Intracoastal Waterway to the Atlantic Ocean. Part of the Great Florida Birding Trail, the park has formal gardens featuring exotic plants from around the world. A self-guiding trail winds along the marsh and between the interpretive center and picnic area. 6400 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast. Hours: 8 a.m. to sundown daily. Admission $4 per vehicle. 386-446-6780.

Gamble Rogers Memorial State Park - Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, this 145 acre park offers a nature trail through a coastal scrub community, ocean surf fishing, boat ramp, picnic area and camping area near the beach. Dune walk-overs provide easy access to the swimming area, while protecting the fragile dune system. 3100 S. A1A, three miles south of Flagler Beach. Hours: 8 a.m. to sundown daily. Admission $4 per vehicle. 386-517-2086. To reserve campsites, call Reserve America at 800-326-3521 or go to www.ReserveAmerica.com.

Bulow Plantation Ruins State Historic Site - Once the site of a prosperous early 1800's plantation of sugar cane, cotton, rice and indigo, the park includes the scattered ruins of a coquina sugar mill, the foundation of the manor house and workers village, several wells and a spring house. Visitors can walk the scenic trail of drive the loop that leads to the ruins, the park's interpretive center and nearby picnic area. On Plantation Road off Old Kings Road (CR2001), three miles west of Flagler Beach. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission: 3$ per vehicle. 386-517-2084.

Beach Access:

Jungle Hut Road Park

Location: Hammock 101 Jungle Hut Road, Palm Coast
Open: Dawn to 11:00 pm
Facilities: Beach access, paved parking and restrooms with outdoor shower.
Acres: 2

Malacompra County Park

Location: Malacompra Road at the Hammock
Open: Dawn to 11:00pm
Facilities: Beach access, parking and restrooms.
Acres: 36

Old Salt Road Park

Location: 16th Road at the Hammock 99 16th Road, Palm Coast
Open: Dawn to 11:00pm
Facilities: Beach access, parking and restrooms
Acres: 1

Varn Park

Location: North A1A at Painters Hill 3665 N. Oceanshore Blvd. (A1A), Flagler Beach
Open: Dawn to 11:00pm
Facilities: Wheel chair access to beach,
parking and restrooms with outdoor shower.
Acres: 8

River to Sea Preserve

Location: North A1A, Town of Marineland 9805 N. Oceanshore Blvd.
Open: Dawn to 11:00pm
Facilities: Boardwalk with beach access, parking.
Acres: 90 acres

Boat Launches:

Bings Landing

Location: A1A at the Hammock (Intracoastal Waterway)
5880 N. Oceanshore Blvd. (A1A), Palm Coast
Open: Dawn to 11:00pm
Facilities: Boat launch, fishing, play area, restrooms, picnic tables, grill.
Acres: 8

Moody Boat Launch

Location: Moody Lane in Flagler Beach
Open: Dawn to 11:00pm
Facilities: Boat launch, fishing, picnic tables and restrooms
Acres: 5

Disston Boat Launch

Location: County Road 2009 on Lake Disston
Open: Dawn to dusk
Facilities: Boat launch
Acres: 2

Russell Landing

Location: County Road 2007 at Haw Creek Preserve (Haw Creek), Bunnell
Open: Dawn to dusk
Facilities: Boat launch, pavilion, picnic tables, grill and restrooms.

Shell Bluff

Location: Off County Road 100 on Crescent Lake
Open: Dawn to dusk
Facilities: Boat launch

Herschel King Sr. Park

Location: South Park Drive from Colbert Lane, Palm Coast (Intracoastal Waterway) 1000 South Park Road, Palm Coast
Open: Dawn to dusk
Facilities: Boat launch, fishing pier, picnic pavilion, grill, & tables, and restrooms.
Acres: 20

Princess Place Preserve

Location: Princess Place Road from Old Kings Road (Pellicer Creek) 2500 Princess Place Road, Palm Coast
Open: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday through Sunday
Facilities: Canoe, kayak, and small boat launch (hand launch).
Note: Pellicer Creek is a designated State Canoe Trail.
Acres: 1505

River to Sea Preserve

Location: A1A north at the Flagler/St Johns County line.9805 N. Oceanshore Blvd, St Augustine
Open: Dawn to dusk everyday
Facilities: Canoe and kayak launch (hand launch).
Note: Intracoastal Waterway access
Acres: 92

Wadsworth Park

Location: State Road 100, west of the ICW, Flagler Beach.2200 Moody Blvd., Flagler Beach
Open: Dawn - 11:00 PM
Facilities: Canoe, kayak, and small boat launch (hand launch).
Note: Access to the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.
Acres: 45

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