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This was the first District acquisition within the coastal basin of the Tolomato River. This conservation area was purchased to protect water resources, wetlands and wildlife habitat. Stokes Landing serves as an outdoor classroom for environmental education, as it has been visited by area students and their teachers over the years. An observation platform for wildlife and marsh viewing was rebuilt by St. Johns County students. The students also developed interpretive trails. The conservation area is home to wood storks, red-tailed hawks, wading birds and otters.
For more information about the area, visit https://www.sjrwmd.com/lands/recreation/stokes-landing/
From the entrance we will follow the yellow trail, then take the yellow-white connector trail to the white trail, which will lead us to the observation tower. The total distance hiked will be around 2.5 miles.
To view the trail map, visit https://www.sjrwmd.com/static/lands/trailguides/stokeslandingtrail.pdf
- We will meet in the parking lot at the trailhead.
- Get directions here: https://goo.gl/maps/Q8eursyYEAT2
- If anyone is interested in carpooling, please leave a message below to begin a conversation.
- Bring bug spray, water, and possibly a snack
If there is interest, we can go to lunch as a group afterward.