Bulow Creek is only 11 miles or a 15 minute ride from I-95 and US 1. The Fairchild Oak parking area at Bulow Creek State Park is a favorite stopping place for patrons who wish to connect with nature by touching the furrowed bark of the ancient and majestic Fairchild Oak. There is a 7 mile trail to Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park. The one way trail has become a favorite of hikers who...
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Access to Bulow Creek State Park is free! The main entrance will take you directly to our greatest attraction, the Fairchild Oak, one of the largest live oak trees in the South! After you visit the Fairchild Oak you can hike or bike one of several trails built and maintained in order to provide visitors a glimpse of unique habitats and wildlife. The longest trail is the Bulow Woods Trail, a 6.8 mile hiking trail that runs from the Fairchild Oak to Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park. If the entire 6.8 mile hike seems a little daunting you may choose to park at our second entrance off of Walter Boardman Lane and hike a short distance North or South.
Bulow Creek State Park stretches along Old Dixie Highway nestled between Tomoka State Park and Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park. Just North of Tomoka State Park on the East side of Old Dixie sits the ruins of the Dummett Sugar Mill. This sugar mill was constructed out of coquina stone and brick but like so many other plantations and mills in the area it was burned and partially destroyed during the second Seminole war in 1836.
Bulow Creek State Park is home to a plethora of plant and animal wildlife. Wildlife viewing experiences will vary depending on the season and time of day you visit the park. Walter Boardman Pond is usually host to various wading birds and waterfowl, some birds you might see are great blue herons, wood storks, egrets, and wood ducks.
Access to Bulow Creek and its surrounding tributaries is attainable through a parking area off Walter Boardman Lane, High Bridge Road, and other areas along Old Dixie Highway.
Bulow Creek State Park is a picturesque location for wedding ceremonies and receptions that can be held at our 24-person pavilion.
Bulow Creek State Park has three neighboring state parks that are each unique and offer various types of outdoor recreation. Please be sure to visit Tomoka State Park, Addison Blockhouse State Park, and Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park while you’re in the area.