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Bulow Creek State Park

3351 Old Dixie Highway
Ormond Beach, Florida 32174
(386) 676-4050

Driving Directions
Bulow Creek State Park is located off Old Dixie Highway in Ormond Beach.




Hours of Operation
Florida state parks are open from 8 a.m. until sundown 365 days a year.

Bulow Creek State Park preserves one of the largest remaining stands of Southern Live Oak forest along the east coast of Florida. The park was acquired in 1981 and contains 3230 acres of upland forest, hardwood swamp, saltmarsh and tidal creeks. The approach to Bulow Creek State Park from Ormond Beach is very scenic. Going north from the Tomoka River, Old Dixie Highway crosses marsh creeks and pine woods to the park entrance.

Park Fees
No entrance fee required to enter the park.

Park Activities

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Primitive Camping, Nature Trails, and Picnicking

Primitive Camping
A primitive campsite is available to backpackers. An overnight permit is required. The permit, trail maps and other information may be obtained at the park office of Tomoka State Park, 4.5 miles south of Bulow Creek State Park on Old Dixie Highway.

Nature Trails
There are several trails for exploring the interior of the park. Two trails start from the parking area at Fairchild Oak. The Wahlin Trail is a short loop around a groundwater spring that seeps from a “coquina” rock bluff. The Bulow Woods Trail is a 6.8 mile hiking trail that runs from the Fairchild Oak to Bulow Plantation Ruins State Historic Site. The northern section near Bulow Ruins is recommended for half-day hikes. Starting from the parking area on Plantation Road, the trail crosses open woods before entering Bulow Hammock where the shaded path winds around massive trunks under the cathedral-like canopy of Live Oaks. White-tailed deer, barred owls and raccoons are commonly seen and, occasionally, a diamondback rattlesnake. The hiking trail is open for day use from 8:30 am to sunset.