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Creek, Bulow Plantation Ruins State Park, Bunnell, FL
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Our Route Summary
- Submitted by: Al Vazquez
- Date Submitted: 1/2000
- Location: Bulow Plantation Ruins
State Park in Bunnell, northwest of Ormond Beach
- Class: Typically flat water
- Distance Paddled: 6 miles round
- Water: fresh
- Wildlife: Egrets, Herons,
Ospreys, Ibis, grasses, sabal palms, hardwood
Entry and Exit
- Directions: 3 miles west of
Flagler Beach on Country Road 2001 between State
Route 100 and Old Dixie Highway. From I-95 exit
at Old Dixie Highway north of Ormond Beach. Head
east briefly on Old Dixie Highway and turn north
(left) about 1.8 miles and the park entrance is
on the right.
- Telephone: 904-517-2084
- GPS: N 32 deg
49.137' W 080 deg 08.913'
- Fee: $2 per vehicle
- Description: paved boat ramp
with adjacent dirt banks
- Parking: Adjacent, unpaved
- Facilities: Restrooms, picnic
tables, hiking trails, interpretive center
What We Saw
The launch point is on the site of a plantation that
was destroyed in 1836 during the Second Seminole War. A
tall canopy of hardwood trees draped in Spanish moss
covers much of the park.
The launch point itself is right beside what used to
be a dock area for boats transporting the plantations
goods to markets.
From the entry point, we headed left (upstream) until
we ran into logs about 3 miles away. One can also paddle
downstream 6 miles south to High Bridge.
|The creek is broad at the beginning as it meanders
through a grass marsh. You'll see a few straight canals
to your left through some developments. Just stay on the
main channel as it continues through the grasses.
upstream, the creek gradually narrows and winds through
islands of palm trees. We found the reflections on the
water stunning that afternoon.
||Near the end, the creek narrows considerably and a
canopy of trees covers the stream. Based on how energetic
you are to pull your boat over logs, you can continue for
another half mile or so beyond the first pull overs.