LOCATION: St. Augustine

Stokes Landing Conservation Area

Stokes Landing Conservation Area
  • 479 Lakeshore Dr.
  • St. Augustine, Florida 32095
  • Local Phone: 386-329‑4500

Stokes Landing Conservation Area, located just north of the Northeast Florida Regional Airport, runs along the Tolomato River and is adjacent to the Guana-Tolomato-Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM-NERR).

One of the special highlights of this property is an observation platform for viewing wildlife and the marsh that overlooks the GTM-NERR. It was rebuilt by St. Johns County students, who also developed interpretive trails.


Wildlife is abundant at Stokes Landing Conservation Area and visitors may see wood storks, red-tailed hawks, barred owls, wading birds and otters.

Recreational activities include hiking, bicycling, birdwatching, fishing. Boating and canoeing opportunities are available on the Tolomato River and the property is accessible by water; however, there are no kayak or canoe launches on the property.