Manager's Message

A woman stands in front of a large pavilion.

Terri Newmans, Park Manager

Bulow Plantation is only 19 miles traveling on U.S. 1 from Daytona Beach. If you are on the “loop,” it is only 3 miles off of Dixie Highway.

In 1836, the Second Seminole War swept away the prosperous Bulow Plantation where the Bulow family grew sugar cane, cotton, rice and indigo. Ruins of the former plantation, a sugar mill, a unique spring house, several wells, and the crumbling foundations of the plantation house and slave cabins show how volatile the Florida frontier was in the early 19th century.

Today, a scenic walking trail leads visitors to a slave quarter site and the sugar mill ruins, listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. The park has picnic facilities and an interpretive center that tells the plantation's history. A boat ramp provides access for canoes and small powerboats to scenic Bulow Creek, a designated state canoe trail.