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Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve

 Activities at Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve

Bicycling

Bicycling

The reserve utilizes existing jeep trails and firebreaks for multi-use trails, totaling about four miles on the east portion and eight miles on the western portion. The reserve is divided into two portions by CR 347 which runs between Cedar Key and Fowlers Bluff. These trails are primarily used for hiking, but are also available for bicycling and horseback riding.

Canoeing & Kayaking

Canoeing & Kayaking

The shallow waters and numerous creeks near the salt marsh provide excellent opportunities for canoeing and kayaking.  Rental canoes and kayaks are available in nearby Cedar Key.  There is no launch within the Reserve.

Fishing

Fishing

Saltwater fishing is popular in the adjacent waters.

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Hiking/Nature Trail

Hiking/Nature Trail

The reserve utilizes existing jeep trails for multi-use trails and firebreaks, totaling about four miles on the east portion and eight miles on the western portion. The reserve is divided into two portions by CR347 which runs between Cedar Key and Fowlers Bluff. These trails are primarily used for hiking, but are also available for bicycling and horseback riding. The diverse habitats of the reserve provide opportunities for nature study and wildlife observation.

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Horse/Equestrian Trail

Horse/Equestrian Trail

The reserve utilizes existing jeep trails for multi-use trails and firebreaks, totaling about four miles on the east portion and eight miles on the western portion. The reserve is divided into two portions by CR347 which runs between Cedar Key and Fowlers Bluff. These trails are primarily used for hiking, but are also available for horseback riding.

Pets

Pets

Well-behaved dogs are welcome at Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve. They must be kept on a 6-foot leash at all times and cannot be left unattended for more than a half-hour.

Picnicking

Picnicking

A small picnic area with a waterless composting toilet is located at the trail head on the eastern portion of the reserve. A picnic shelter, picnic tables, grills and informational kiosk are also located in this area. The trailhead has a stabilized parking area to accommodate about 15 vehicles.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

The diverse habitats of the reserve provide opportunities for nature study and wildlife observation. The Reserve is home to the Florida Scrub Jay, Southern Bald Eagle and other birds.