Ranger John will teach the basics of freshwater fishing in scenic Dunns Creek. Participants should bring a fishing pole and tackle, bait will be supplied. Participants must meet fishing license requirements prior to attending the program.
The park is located south of a sharp bend in the St. Johns River, and boasts more than 6,200 acres of natural communities! Participants will meet at the front entrance of the park, which is under construction. Then, visitors will travel to the creek by car, four-wheel-drive is not necessary.
The program is free for participants.
Directions: The park entrance is located at 320 Sisco Rd off highway 17 south near Pomona Park in Putnam County.
Registration is required. For more information please call or email Lauren Watkins at (386) 937-0949 or Lauren.Watkins@dep.state.fl.us. For more about Dunns Creek State Park or Florida State Parks visit www.FloridaStateParks.org.
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Dunns Creek State Park
Located south of a sharp bend in the St. Johns River, more than 6,200 acres of natural communities represent Dunns Creek. These natural communities include sandhills, covered with longleaf pines, wiregrass and sand pine scrub. These protect several endangered and threatened species, such as the gopher tortoise and other native animals. A picnic and hiking area is located on U.S. 17, north of Pomona Park. The 1.5-mile hiking and bicycling trail takes visitors to the pristine waters of Blue Pond.