Botanical Hot Spot: Tosohatchee Preserve and Wildlife Management Area

Tosohatchee Preserve and Wildlife Management Area

Tosohatchee includes over 30,000 acres along 19 miles of the St. Johns River. Significant features include old growth slash pine flatwoods, mature cabbage palm hammocks, cypress swamps including a group of old-growth cypresses along James Creek, and freshwater marshes.  The area has a high plant diversity including one of the largest populations of hand fern in Florida.

Road access is limited, but there are over 60 miles of trails.  Check the hunting calendar before heading out.  The website has this information along with a trail map and the conceptual management plan (which has a plant list in it).

Directions:

From the north: Exit I-95 at S.R. 50 (Exit 215) and take S.R. 50 west to Taylor Creek Road. Turn left (south) onto Taylor Creek Road. The entrance is on the left (east side), approximately 2.8 miles north of S.R. 520.

From the south: Exit I-95 at S.R. 50 (Exit 201) and take S.R. 520 west to Taylor Creek Road. Turn right (north) onto Taylor Creek Road. The entrance is on the right (east side), approximately 2.5 miles north of S.R. 520.

From Orlando: Take S.R. 50 east to Taylor Creek Road. Turn right (south) onto Taylor Creek Road. The entrance is on the left (east side), approximately 2.8 miles south of S.R. 50.

Last Updated: 2014-01-16 08:34:53