Cedar Point Preserve

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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 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 PWC Rental Picnic Shelters Picnic Tables Playground Restaurant Restrooms RiverWalk Sailboard Rental Sailboat Rental Scenic Overlook Skate Park Soccer Surfing Swimming Pool Tennis Trash Barrels

About Cedar Point Preserve

Cedar Point Park is located 10 miles northeast of downtown Jacksonville with a trailhead parking lot along Cedar Point Road just west of Pumpkin Hill Road. The 618-acre conservation land supports several important natural communities; oak hammocks, pine flatwoods, and a freshwater marsh system and is surrounded by an intricate salt marsh ecosystem.  This site is essential to preserve this area in order to protect and maintain the salt marsh tidal creek ecosystem and to preserve biological and hydrological functions of the upland forests. Forested areas within Cedar Point provide habitat for wildlife, including many wintering and migratory birds. It also provides protection from storm water runoff floods, winds, and other erosion processes.

Recreational opportunities include 6.3 miles of trails available to hikers, off-road bicyclists and horseback riders as well as picnic facilities, wildlife viewing and scenic overlooks.  With the completion of an impressive 245-foot trail bridge over Pumpkin Hill Creek completed in summer of 2018, the Preserve's trail system is now connected to the National Park Service's Cedar Point Property that offers an additional 4.4 miles of hiking and biking trails at the south end of Black Hammock Island. 

The City and the National Park Service are part of a partnership along with the Florida Park Service in this area called the Timucuan Trail State and National Parks.  The partners collaborate on park planning and resource management to provide a seamless experience for visitors as they navigate from one connected property to the next.  Trail connectivity has also been established between the City's Cedar Point Preserve and the adjacent State Park property, Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park, as well as two other adjoining City-owned preserves, Betz-Tiger Point Preserve and Jim Wingate Preserve. 
The completion of the bridge project marks the last major hurdle to connect the trails on five adjacent conservation lands totaling 5,526 acres managed by the City, NPS and FPS and seamlessly connect nearly 28 miles of trails in northeast Jacksonville.

 
Additional features:
Amenity Count
Trails Equestrian (Miles) 4
Trails Unpaved (Miles) 4