The conservation area is made up of two tracts — both adjacent to Deep Creek or one of its tributaries. These tracts are Yarborough (1,103 acres) and Deep Creek North (4,529 acres). The majority of these tracts are floodplain swamps associated with Deep Creek and the St. Johns River. The northern tract (Deep Creek North) the largest portion of the conservation area – includes frontage along the St. Johns River and the portion of Deep Creek that flows into the river. The uplands are dominated by pine flatwoods.
Yarborough Tract is located off of George Miller Road just north of Hastings, FL. Yarborough consists of several old farming fields that are currently being restored and a large man-made wetland that provides nutrient removal for the surrounding water bodies while providing habitat for a variety of wildlife species such as wading birds, opossums, bobcats, and white-tailed deer.
While there are no boat launches on the property, visitors may access the water for boating and paddling opportunities at the State Road 207 bridge over Deep Creek, just west of the State Road 206 intersection. The creek can also be accessed from the St. Johns River.
Please respect Florida’s wildlife and use caution while visiting district lands. These are wild animals. For your safety, do not approach or feed any wild animal. At the Edgefield tract and the Yarborough tract (the wetland created by the district) visitors are likely to see a wide variety of wading and marsh
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ALBUQUERQUE LITTLE THEATRE
Fort Mose Historic State Park is the site of the first legally sanctioned free African settlement in what is now the United States. In 1738, the Spanish governor of Florida chartered the settlement of Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose, or Fort Mose for short, as a settlement for those fleeing slavery from the English colonies in the Carolinas. Over the next 25 years, Fort Mose and Spanish Saint Augustine became a sanctuary for Africans seeking liberation from the tyranny of English slavery.
For half a century, visitors to St. Augustine have made the St. Augustine/St. Johns County Visitor Information Center their first stop upon arriving in the Nation’s Oldest City. Commonly known as the “VIC,” the center offers information on special and cultural events, brochures and guidebooks for the area's attractions, clean restrooms, a gift shop. The VIC is staffed with friendly fully licensed tour guide hosts who gladly share information on attractions, museums, tours, accommodations, restaurants and unique shopping opportunities. The VIC is where a St. Augustine vacation begins, whether you plan to stay a day, a weekend or longer.