Welcome to the John's River Dike Trail

The John's River Dike Trail is an accessible recreation opportunity offering:
  • A paved flat trail .57 miles long
  • A grass/dirt continuation of the trail
  • An accessible photoblind at the end of the paved trail for bird and elk viewing and hunting accessed by a paved ramp no steeper than 120
  • An accessible ramp for boarding horses and boats on trailers
The Department of Fish and Wildlife asks your cooperation in preserving the quality of the wildlife viewing and hunting experience. The trail and the field are limited to pedestrian access. The use of unauthorized motor vehicles, motorcycles, dirtbikes, and skateboards is prohibited. All fires are prohibited.

Take a walk down the dike trail...

To prove that the dike trail walk is worth your while, we have photographed it for you. Click on any of the pictures below to see a larger image.

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Two main tributaries flow into Johns River on the property; Beaver Creek on the east side, and Gold Creek on the south.
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The most common mammals consist of Roosevelt elk, black-tailed deer, black bear, coyote, bobcat, muskrat, and rabbits.
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The several retaining dikes allow some dryland agriculture for primarily elk and waterfowl.
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Birds are dominated by ducks, geese, and shorebirds. A nesting Caspian tern colony is nearby and makes use of Johns River.
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The wide paved trail provides easy access and keeps your feet clean and dry.
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Topography ranges from flat estuary to meandering, small streams climbing through gentle hillsides.
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Forest-covered hillside uplands slope in from the east and west.
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The paved portion of the trail terminates at a covered hunting/photography blind.
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The river is nice for small boats such as kayaks, canoes, and small fishing boats.
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The trail system continues beyond the blind.
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The blind will keep you dry and has benches inside for your convenience.
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We found this fresh elk track less than 10 feet away from the blind.
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Be sure to bring your binoculars. Evening and morning are the best times for spotting deer and elk entering and leaving the woods.


Continue on the unpaved portion of the dike trail...

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