Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park

County Road 2001
Flagler Beach, Florida 32110

(386) 517-2084

Driving Directions
Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park is located three miles west of Flagler Beach on S.R. 100, south on C.R.2001.

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

Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park
Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park

Bulow Plantation Ruins can be reached from Interstate I-95 by taking Exit 90 east to County Road 2001 - the Old Kings Road, a historic roadway connecting the city of St. Augustine to the plantations along Bulow Creek and the Tomoka River. A park sign on Old Kings Road directs visitors to Plantation Road, the

original entrance to Bulow Plantation. The park is open from 9 am to 5 pm. The entrance fee is $2.00 per vehicle. The Sugar Mill Ruins is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. Visitors can either drive the loop road or walk the nature trail to the sugar mill. The nature trail passes through a stand of "catfaced" pines that were worked for turpentine prior to World War II. The Interpretive Center has original artifacts and exhibits on Bulow Plantation.

View Larger Map 

Park Activities


The 6.8 mile Bulow Woods trail is known for the stately oaks and hardwood trees that line the trail. Mountain bikes are a great way to experience this trail. While the trail is generally dry, the wet season can create some shallow standing water and muddy sections.

Boat Ramp

Boats more than 16’ are not recommended on Bulow Creek.

Canoeing and Kayaking

Bulow Creek is recognized as a State Canoe Trail. Each bend of the channel reveals new scenery and opportunity for wildlife sightings. Bald eagles, swallow-tailed kites, and Florida manatees are occasionally seen. Canoes can be rented by the day or hour from the park office, which can provide a map. There is a boat ramp available to launch small powerboats.


Visitors can cast a line for several salt and fresh water species.

Hiking/Nature Trail

The Bulow Woods Trail is a 6.8 mile hiking trail that runs from the Fairchild Oak in Bulow Creek State Park 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. 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.

Interpretive Exhibit

Interpretive exhibits are available


The outdoor museum houses a number of artifacts from the Bulow era as well as written accounts of the historical happenings at the plantation.

Picnic Pavilion

A screened-in picnic pavilion is available overlooking scenic Bulow Creek. This facility has 6 picnic tables, accommodating approximately 48 people, and grills available outside of the facility.


A small picnic area complete with grills is located along the scenic banks of Bulow Creek. There is a screened pavilion available for reservations for larger groups. This pavilion has become quite popular for family reunions and birthday parties. Restrooms are provided the picnic area and interpretive center.

Restroom Facilities

Restroom facilities are available at the picnic pavilion and the museum.

Allen David Broussard Catfish CreekLake Wales FL 33898
The preserve offers six miles of hiking trails, seven miles of equestrian trails, a covered pavilion, fishing and excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. The preserve is home to numerous rare plants, such as scrub morning glory, scrub plum, pygmy fringe tree and cutthroat grass and several protected animal species including Florida scrub-jays, bald eagles, gopher tortoises and Florida scrub lizards. Read more

Colt Creek State ParkLakeland, Florida 33809
The park is currently equipped with a lime rock entrance road, grass parking area, wheelchair accessible restroom, informational kiosk, picnic pavilion and several picnic tables and grills. Visitors are invited to fish, picnic and hike or ride their horses on over 12 miles of trails and enjoy nature study at its finest. Read more

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State ParkOkeechobee, Florida 34972
The park offers excellent seasonal birding opportunities and is home to the endangered Florida grasshopper sparrow, as well as the crested caracara and sandhill crane. Over 100 miles of dirt roads allow hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians to explore prairies, wetlands, and shady hammocks. Ranger-led prairie buggy tours take visitors to remote areas of the park.  Read more

Lake Kissimmee State ParkLake Wales, Florida 33853
Visitors enjoy boating, canoeing, and fishing in the picturesque lakes. Nature students can hike over 13 miles of trails to observe and study the abundant plant and animal life. Six miles of trails are open to equestrians. A large, shaded picnic area with pavilions is available. The park has full-facility campsites, as well as a primitive camping facility.   Read more

Lake Griffin State ParkFruitland Park, Florida 34731
Anglers will find plenty of largemouth bass, bluegill, speckled perch, and catfish. Visitors can observe the park's wildlife while picnicking or strolling along the half-mile nature trail. A shady, full-facility campground beckons travelers to spend the night or an entire vacation here. There is no swimming due to a healthy alligator population.  Read more

Lake Louisa State ParkClermont, Florida 34714
Lake Louisa, Dixie Lake, and Hammond Lake, the park's most accessible lakes, provide access for fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. For hikers and backpackers, the park has over 20 miles of hiking trails with excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing. Dixie Lake has a fishing pier, canoe/kayak launch, and a picnic pavilion.The park also has a full-facility campground, fully furnished cabins for rent, and primitive campsites. Read more