Bulow Creek State Park, Ormond Beach
Bulow Creek State Park is a Florida State Park located five miles (8 km) north of Ormond Beach. It is on Old Dixie Highway (CR 4011), next to the Atlantic Ocean. The park is adjacent to Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park, and close to North Peninsula State Park, Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area and Tomoka State Park.To visit Bulow Creek State Park and other attractions in Ormond Beach, use our Ormond Beach trip builder .
FloraContaining one of the largest stands of southern live oak remaining on the east coast of Florida, the park's "star" is the Fairchild Oak. Over four centuries old, it is among the largest of its kind in the southern United States.
FaunaAmong the wildlife of the park are white-tailed deer, barred owls and raccoons.
Activities include hiking, canoeing, picnicing, wildlife viewing and primitive camping. Amenities include nature trails, a picnic pavilion and a primitive campsite. The Bulow Woods Trail, more than six miles (10 km) long, leads to Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park.
Bulow Creek State Park Reviews
I’ve lived in and around north florida for 1/2 my life and never knew about this beautiful canopied old Florida park and site. There is a lovely 6 mile trail that runs from the north to south end, but... more »
Loved this place, the nature the beauty the ancient trees. If you can, stop, take a stroll. You will love it. more »
Lovely spot for a walk - there are two trails, one is a fairly short (1/4 mile or so) nature loop the other is a 6 mile straight hike to the Bulow Plantation Ruins State park - both trails are well maintained and offer fairly peaceful walks through the woods and across the salt marsh on the way to the Plantation ruins. There is an enormous live oak estimated to be between 300 and 500 years old that appears to be straight from a fairy story at the parking lot of this park. Please note that there are two sections to this park with separate entrances and parking spots - you can hike from one to the other on the 6 mile hiking trail. The ruins are located a few miles north of Old Dixie Highway off of Kings Rd.
We visited Bulow Creek and Bulow Plantation. Both are State Parks in the same area, but we drove from one to the other. The first was an ok area with a shirt uneventful hiking trail. There was a very neat Live Oak estimated at 3 - 5 hundred years old. The Plantation was really neat and worth the visit. The old sugar mill ruins were amazing and very educational.
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