Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park
Welcome to Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park
The work ongoing at Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park involves mowing, chopping, and logging areas within the preserve. These actions are intended to reduce heavy timber and fuel loads to reduce the risk of wildfire and to enable the safe and effective application of prescribed fire, which is critical to restoring the natural ecosystems of the area. We apologize for any inconvenience during this period of ongoing fuel management but will update this site as soon as we are able to re-open. If you have any questions, please contact the Pumpkin Hill Administration Office at (904) 696-5980.
East of Jacksonville's skyscrapers and west of the beaches, this state park protects one of the largest contiguous areas of coastal uplands remaining in Duval County. The uplands protect the water quality of the Nassau and St. Johns rivers, ensuring the survival of aquatic plants and animals, and providing an important refuge for birds. Wildlife is abundant and ranges from the threatened American alligator to the endangered wood stork. Equestrians, hikers, and off-road bicyclists can explore five miles of multi-use trails that wind through the park's many different natural communities. The park has a canoe/kayak launch accessible by a 500 foot portage to the marshes. Located off I-95 or 9A, head east on Heckscher Drive. Turn north on New Berlin Road, then east on Cedar Point Drive. Turn north on Pumpkin Hill Road. Trailhead parking is approximately one mile on the left. Alternatively, if traveling on I-295, watch for the signs to exit north on Alta Drive, then east on New Berlin, then east on Cedar Point Drive and north on Pumpkin Hill Road.
We welcome you to visit all seven of the parks which collectively comprise Talbot Islands State Parks: Amelia Island State Park, Little Talbot Island State Park, Fort George Island Cultural State Park, Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park , Big Talbot Island State Park and George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier State Park.