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Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve

Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve

Entrances and parking: 
90 Divito Drive, New Smyrna Beach, Florida | Map
3251 N. Dixie Highway, New Smyrna Beach, Florida | Map
1755 Martin's Dairy Road, Port Orange, Florida
2317 Creek Shore Trail, New Smyrna Beach, Florida | Map
6171 Ridgewood Ave, Port Orange, Florida

Hours: Sunrise to sunset

Amenities:  Hiking, biking, horseback riding, pavilion, wildlife viewing, playground, canoe launch, boardwalk, observation tower

Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve Trails Map

This scenic preserve is on 2,479 acres in Port Orange. Its 536-foot boardwalk begins more than three miles of nature trails leading to the 15-foot observation tower and continues to Rose Bay. The tower overlooks the marsh area near Spruce Creek.

The extension began on the north side of the park as part of the Rose Bay Legacy Project Program under the direction of a teacher at Mainland High School. The students notched out minimum-impact nature trails and planted native vegetation throughout the area while studying the environment. Students from Mainland High School, Campbell Middle School, South Daytona Elementary, Holly Hill Elementary, and many other students and teachers have worked with community members and state and county agency mentors to help construct trails, monitor the environment, remove exotic species, and renourish the wetlands.

Map and directions
Animal list [PDF] (Updated March 2014)
Plant list [PDF] (Updated March 2014)
Draft Management Plan  [Executive Summary]
Draft Management Plan  [Appendix A-D]
Draft Management Plan  [Appendix E-G]
Draft Management Plan  [Appendix H-N]
Draft Management Plan  [Appendix O-P]
Draft Management Plan  [11/2012 Restoration Plan]

Volusia County conservation lands are managed using a program of professionally accepted principles of resource and ecosystem management for the benefit of, and enjoyment by, present and future generations.

To learn more about natural group tours, conservation activities, educational programs, and volunteer opportunities on this and other Volusia County conservation lands, visit our Conservation Lands Outreach Program webpage.

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