LOCATION: St. Augustine

Moses Creek Conservation Area

Moses Creek Conservation Area
  • 1300 SR 206
  • St. Augustine, Florida 32086
  • Local Phone: 386-329‑4500

The Moses Creek Conservation Area preserves one of the few remaining undeveloped tidal creeks — Moses Creek, a tributary to the Matanzas River.

Eight natural communities — scrub, sandhill, upland mixed forest, freshwater tidal swamp, mesic flatwood, depression marsh, dome swamp and estuarine tidal marsh — can be found in the Moses Creek Conservation Area. The diverse vegetative communities provide habitat for a variety of wildlife. The Conservation Area is home to many wading birds, including great blue heron and egrets, as well as osprey, hawks, gopher tortoise, deer, otter and fox.

One of the special highlights of this property is its canopied dirt roads that serve as trails beneath grand old live oaks, through scrub habitat, to sandy bluffs overlooking Moses Creek. The creek is popular with kayakers who wait for high tide to explore the creek as it winds its way through tall marsh grasses.

The area is available for wildlife viewing, hiking, horseback riding, primitive camping in designated areas, picnicking, bicycling and fishing. Boating and canoeing opportunities are available on Moses Creek and the Matanzas River and the property is accessible by water; however, there are no kayak or canoe launches on the property.