Natural Experiences

Northeast Florida at Its Natural Best

With a wealth of natural wonders around every bend, the William Bartram Scenic & Historic Highway is a fantastic place to experience the truly great outdoors explored by William Bartram and treasured long before our nation’s founding.

People have always lived very close to the land in what is now northwestern St. Johns County, and this is your invitation to join us.

St. Johns River Blueway – Florida Forever Project
Within the St. Johns River Blueway project boundary area there are approximately 28,174 acres of privately owned land and 494 acres of publicly owned lands. The publicly owned lands include Watson Island State Forest (managed by DOF), Julington Durbin Creek Preserve, Trout Creek and Deep Creek Conservation Area (managed by SJRWMD). In addition to the state owned conservation lands there are several County owned parks including Jack Wright Island, Six Mile Creek, Trout Creek, Alpine Grove River Park (Bennett), Old Shands Bridge Fishing Pier, Riverdale Park and Switzerland Point School Park… more information at the St. Johns County website