FORT DRUM MARSH CONSERVATION AREA
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Fort Drum Marsh Conservation Area encompassess 20,859 acres of freshwater marsh, forested wetlands, abandoned pasture and native range. The marsh area represents the southernmost reach of the St. Johns River’s headwaters.
There is something for everyone at Fort Drum. Can’t walk far or just don’t want to get out of the car? That’s ok – there’s plenty to see as you take a driving tour.
For those more physically inclined, there are opportunities for hiking, bicycling, primitive camping, and seasonal hunting.
Fort Drum is located 15 miles west of I-95 on Route 60, just east of the Twenty Mile Bend you will see a sign on the south side of Route 60, “Fort Drum Wildlife Management Area”. Turn there and a two mile drive south will take you to the Horsehoe Lakes Parking area.
There you will find benches by the water – a great place to enjoy lunch! No motorboats or airboats are allowed, so you will experience a quiet that is hard to come by these days!
For more information, call the St. Johns River Water Management District, 1-386-329-4404 or go tohttp://www.sjrwmd.com