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Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park

 Activities at Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park

Bicycling

Bicycling

The bicycling trails are anchored at the parking area. Please see Nature Trails for trail markings and distances.

Canoeing & Kayaking

Canoeing & Kayaking

The creeks adjacent to Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park are crucial in maintaining a healthy habitat for plants and animals, and provide the paddling enthusiast hours of exploration through pristine estuarine habitats. Access to Pumpkin Hill Creek is available for canoes and kayaks via a hand launch area at the end of Pumpkin Hill Road.

Fishing

Fishing

There are three access points to unspoiled tidal creeks adjacent to park property. Whether fishing from the shore or a boat, these creeks have enormous potential for catching redfish, flounder, and speckled sea trout.

Hiking/Nature Trail

Hiking/Nature Trail

The Nature Trails are anchored at the parking area and are open to hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding. NO vehicular traffic is permitted. If you choose to use the trails, always check in at the ranger station and remember your water and insect repellant. 

Pumpkin Hill Trails Map (PDF - 2.39KB)

TRAILS

COLOR-----DISTANCE-----ESTIMATED HIKING TIME

Green-------.75 mile-------20 minutes

Blue--------1.3 miles------30 minutes

Yellow------1.7 miles------35 minutes

Red---------3.1 miles------60 minutes

Purple------3.7 miles------80 minutes

Horse/Equestrian Trail

Horse/Equestrian Trail

The horse trails are anchored at the parking area. Please see Nature Trails for trail markings and distances.

Interpretive Exhibit

Interpretive Exhibit

Interpretive Ranger Programs are offered at the Talbot Islands State Parks most weekends and at Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve on an occasional basis. The topics and locations of programs vary. Please call the Ranger Station at Little Talbot Island State Park (904-251-2320) for program information.

Pets

Pets

Well-behaved dogs are welcome at Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park on our hiking trails, pavilions, paved park roads, parking lots and multi-use trails. They must be kept on a 6-foot leash at all times and cannot be left unattended for more than a half-hour.

Restroom Facilities

Restroom Facilities

Restroom facilities are located at canoe/kayak hand launch area at the end of Pumpkin Hill Road.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife at Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park is abundant. The park serves as home for white-tailed deer, turkey, gopher tortoise, fox squirrels, pocket gophers, red tailed hawk, fox, and various forest dwelling songbirds.  If you're lucky and up early, you may catch a glimpse of a bald eagle soaring above or imperiled wood stork nesting in the cypress groves. But keep an eye to the ground for timber rattlesnakes warming themselves on the trails.