Murphy Creek Conservation Area
The Murphy Creek Conservation Area is predominantly hardwood swamps associated with Murphy Creek and the St. Johns River, with the limited uplands containing sandhill, flatwoods and hardwood hammock. The Murphy Creek and Murphy Island parcels that make up this conservation area protect the water resources of both the St. Johns River and Murphy Creek. The island portion contains one of the few upland areas along the St. Johns River, providing visitors an opportunity for a spectacular view of the river.
One of the special highlights of this property is that it is divided by Murphy Creek. Visitors will need a boat to access the island trails, accessible from a dock along the St. Johns River. A parking area off County Road 309 (known locally as East Buffalo Bluff Road) provides access to a second hiking trail.