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Trout River
Origin Northwestern Duval County, Florida
Mouth St. Johns River
at Sandfly Point.
Basin countries United States
Length 10 mi (16 km)

The Trout River is a tributary of the St. Johns River in Duval County, Florida. Located entirely within Jacksonville, the river is brackish in its lower section. The widest point of the river is near the St. Johns River, and is 0.6 miles wide. The Trout River has wetlands as far as the mouth of the rivers longest tributary, the Ribault River.

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Tributaries

Major tributaries of the Trout River include the Ribault River, Little Trout River, and Moncrief Creek.

Tour

An aerial photo of Jacksonville, Florida with the Trout River in the distance near the top of the picture.

Beginning in northwestern Duval County or Jacksonville, the river starts out as a creek. 0.03 miles east of the origin, the river is crossed by U.S. 1. 0.4 miles downstream, the creek passes through the subdivision, River Falls. After this, the river widens into wetlands with a multitude of tributaries. 2.3 miles downstream, a long tributary named "Little Trout River". It originates at the forest at the corner of U.S. 1 and Interstate 295. 2.1 miles downstream, Lem Turner Boulevard crosses the river as the C Ray Greene Bridge. 2.2 miles downstream, the river becomes brackish. There's also another tributary that is longest of the 3 main tributaries, the Ribault River. 0.7 miles downstream, Interstate 95 crosses the river as the Trout River Bridge. 0.4 miles downstream is Moncrief Creek, the 3rd and last tributary of the Trout River. 0.7 miles downstream, U.S. Route 17 crosses the river, spanning 0.2 miles. 1 mile downstream is the St. Johns River, the mouth of the river at Sandfly Point.

List of crossings

Bridge Route Location Coordinates
US 17.svg US 17 Jacksonville
Trout River Bridge I-95.svg Interstate 95 Jacksonville
C. Ray Greene Bridge Florida 115.svg FL 115 Jacksonville
I-295.svg Interstate 295 Jacksonville
US 1.svg US 1 Jacksonville

Destinations along the river

  • Trout River Boulevard is a residential road that run along partially along the Trout River. It runs for 3.9 miles along the floodplain of the river. At the 2 mile mark, the road turns away from the river.

Western Terminus: Old Kings Road

Eastern Terminus: Lem Turner Boulevard

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Riverside Parks

Coordinates: 30°23′23″N 81°39′22″W / 30.38972°N 81.65611°W / 30.38972; -81.65611

  • Riverside Park is a park that features two docks.

Coordinates: 30°24′54″N 81°41′19″W / 30.415°N 81.68861°W / 30.415; -81.68861

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