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History of Bogey Creek Preserve

After nearly two decades of conversations, negotiations, and yes, some blood, sweat and a few tears, Bogey Creek Preserve is finally a reality. North Florida Land Trust’s first publicly accessible park, Bogey Creek Preserve is a 75-acre gem in the Pumpkin Hill neighborhood of north Jacksonville. Prior to becoming a preserve, four generations of the Spencer family enjoyed the natural beauty and tranquility of this land. Sue Spencer, an author and environmentalist, lived on the property for decades and affectionately referred to the property as “Bugtussle.” North Florida Land Trust worked with the Spencer family to protect their land and raised the funds needed to purchase the property in 2017, a few months after Sue Spencer’s passing at the age of 97.

 

Bogey Creek Preserve is now part of 7 Creeks Recreation Area

Bogey Creek Preserve is now part of a connection of parks and preserves known as the 7 Creeks Recreation Area. The new designation is part of a partnership between NFLT, the City of Jacksonville, Florida State Parks, the National Park Service, and Timucuan Parks Foundation. It was created to highlight the area that is home to seven parks and preserves and the seven creeks that run through the area which include Bogey Creek, Clapboard Creek, Cedar Point Creek, Edwards Creek, Fitzpatrick Creek, Horseshoe Creek, and Pumpkin Hill Creek. Read more about 7 Creeks Recreation Area.

 

 

Visiting Bogey Creek Preserve

Bogey Creek Preserve, located at approximately 5500 Cedar Point Road in North Jacksonville, is now open to the public daily, from sunrise to sunset. This preserve showcases cypress swamps, coastal forests, and salt marsh that support a wide variety of wildlife. Visitors are invited to enjoy the walking trails, picnic areas, and scenic views, or land their kayaks at our landing on Bogey Creek. Check our calendar of events for upcoming nature tours, trail work days, and more this fall and winter! We’re excited to share this beautiful place with our community and we hope to see you at Bogey Creek Preserve.

Learn more about the many amphibians and reptiles you may discover while visiting Bogey Creek Preserve by checking out our herpetology field guide!

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***All guided hikes are SOLD OUT***
The Bogey Creek Preserve Grand Opening is this Saturday!
Join the North Florida Land Trust this Saturday as they celebrate their first public access preserve, Bogey Creek Preserve! They'll have several tours throughout the day; Birdwatching Trip 8 AM – 10 AM
Nature Yoga & Hike 9 AM – 11 AM
Naturalist Tour 11 AM – 1 PM
Botany Hike 2 PM – 4 PM by Florida Native Plant Society President Susan Carr PhD!
Location:
6141 Cedar Point Rd, Jax 32226
Contact Emily Dunn, Stewardship Manager for more info: edunn@nflt.org
Sign Up: Space is limited; sign-up for free;
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Look who we spotted at #BogeyCreekPreserve! A wild bobcat! When you visit, you might be able to spot one as well as many other species as a part of our Bogey Creek Scavenger Hunt. This is the last weekend to complete the hunt! Remember to email all findings to aputillo@nflt.org. Good luck! ...

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Migration has started, they are passing through Florida -😊
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Bogey Creek Preserve was opened to the public ONE YEAR ago today! Whether you joined one of our naturalist tours, attended a field trip led by one of our partners, or visited on your own, we are grateful for everyone who has come to this special place, and are proud to offer it as a retreat to connect to nature. While Bogey Creek is currently closed, we look forward to safely reopening in the near future! Once reopen please continue to show us your experience at Bogey using the hashtag #bogeycreekpreserve. 📸: Kathleen Voight ...

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UPDATE: Deadline extended from Oct. 31 to Jan. 31 for the expansion of Bogey Creek Preserve. Only $50,000 needed to meet our goal! Visit the link in our bio to support the Bogey Creek Expansion.
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Tick spray & mosquito prevention! You did not disappoint- Bogey it’s called Buggtussle and I didn’t have a single one ! #Oilsforthewin #bogeycreekpreserve ...

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