Betz-Tiger Point was acquired by the City of Jacksonville in 2003 through the “Better Jacksonville” and “Preservation Project” initiative. Located between Edwards Creek and Pumpkin Hill Creek, these 525 acres of pine flatwoods and maritime forest offers opportunities to observe wildlife such as gopher tortoises, deer, turkey, a variety of birds and much more while exploring the trail network and scenic views of the surrounding broad expanses of saltwater marsh. Visitors can enjoy miles of nature trails for hiking, biking and equestrian use, picnicking, kayaking and fishing. Kayak launches can be found at the north end of the property within the Edwards Creek Day-Use Area as well as just a few hundred feet south of the Preserve entrance within the adjacent Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park. Click here to view/print the trail map for Betz-Tiger Point Preserve
as well as find other trail maps and paddling guides.
Betz-Tiger Point Preserve is part of a larger area known as the 7 Creeks Recreation Area which collectively encompasses over 5600 acres of contiguous conservation lands that also includes Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park, Cedar Point Preserve, Cedar Point (NPS), Bogey Creek Preserve and Jim Wingate Preserve which are managed in partnership . The 7 Creeks Recreation Area offers more than 30 miles of natural-surface trails that could occupy days of hiking, biking, horseback riding, and exploring diverse ecosystems. And, the unspoiled lands are surrounded by expansive saltmarsh of Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve that provide an extensive web of tidal creeks for kayakers, boaters, paddleboarders and fishermen. For more information, please visit 7CreeksJax.org