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Bulow Creek State Park
IUCN Category V (Protected Landscape/Seascape)
Location Volusia County, Florida, USA
Nearest city Ormond Beach, Florida
Coordinates 29°24′32″N 81°07′59″W / 29.40889°N 81.13306°W / 29.40889; -81.13306Coordinates: 29°24′32″N 81°07′59″W / 29.40889°N 81.13306°W / 29.40889; -81.13306
Area 3,230 acres (13.1 km2)
Established 1981
Governing body Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Bulow Creek State Park is a Florida State Park located five miles (8 km) north of Ormond Beach. It is on Old Dixie Highway (CR 4011), next to the Atlantic Ocean. The park is adjacent to Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park, and within close proximity to North Peninsula State Park, Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area and Tomoka State Park.

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Ecology

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Flora

Containing one of the largest stands of Southern live oak remaining on the east coast of Florida, the park's "star" is the Fairchild Oak. Over four centuries old, it is among the largest of its kind in the southern United States.

Fauna

Among the wildlife of the park are white-tailed deer, Barred Owls and raccoons.

Recreational Activities

Activities include hiking, canoeing, picnicing, wildlife viewing and primitive camping. Amenities include nature trails, a picnic pavilion and a primitive campsite. The Bulow Woods Trail, more than six miles (10 km) long, leads to Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park.

Hours

Florida state parks are open between 8 A.M. and sundown every day of the year (including holidays).

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