Sal Taylor Creek Preserve

Open Sunrise Closed at Sundown  
Rated for
hiking trail with a pole of directions

Available Amenities

Accessible Amenities Artificial Reef Bait & Tackle Baseball Basketball Benches Beach Pier Bike Racks Bike Trail Birding Trail Boat Dock Boat Fuel Boat Pumpout Boat Ramp Boat Trailer Parking Canoe Rental Community Center Concession Stand DogPark Drinking Fountain Equestrian Trail Fishing Available Football Golf Grills Hiking Trail Nonmotorized Launch Kayak Rental Lighting Manatee Education Multipurpose Field On the water Paddle Board Rental Parking Pickleball PWC Rental Picnic Shelters Picnic Tables Playground Restaurant Restrooms RiverWalk Sailboard Rental Sailboat Rental Scenic Overlook Skate Park Soccer Splash Pad Surfing Swimming Pool Tennis Trash Barrels Wheelchair Accessible

About Sal Taylor Creek Preserve

Sal Taylor Creek Preserve includes the Sal Taylor property, which consists of 406 acres purchased on November 16, 2001 for $1,869,000 by the City of Jacksonville, with the help of an FCT grant. FCT reimbursed $941,157 to the City. The conceptual site plan in the FCT management plan shows parking, trails, a horseshoe pit, an exercise trail, a wildlife observation platform, and picnic areas. The property was purchased from Trust of Public Land. The preserve was previously known as the "Nathan Hale Property". The Preserve was renamed to Sal Taylor, after the Sal Taylor Creek tributary that joins Black Creek. From Sal Taylor Creek to Black Creek it flows approx. 13 km. Black Creek then flows southeast for approx. 27 km to the St. Johns River, draining into the Atlantic Ocean. Kayak users, hikers and horseback riders enjoy views of blackwater streams, swamps, forest areas and wildflowers. Additional features:
Amenity Count
Trails Equestrian (Miles) 4
Trails Unpaved (Miles) 4
Restroom 1
Picnic Pavilion 1
Grills 2