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Cradle Creek Preserve

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We saw raccoons!

The kids took their grandparents on a walk here over thanksgiving break. They had the best time... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2019
Shel03
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Jasper, Georgia
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Best nature preserve- hidden in a neighborhood!

This is my favorite nature preserve in the area. Lovely boardwalk, easy crushed shell pathways... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2019
Rondawords
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

The kids took their grandparents on a walk here over thanksgiving break. They had the best time looking at the wildlife. Birds, snakes (little green one) and raccoons. The morning they saw raccoons it was 9:45ish and had rained all night. Fog was lifting when...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Shel03
Reviewed 27 January 2019

This is my favorite nature preserve in the area. Lovely boardwalk, easy crushed shell pathways. Each trail takes you to a different expanse of marsh and the views are lovely. We see ample numbers of wetland birds every time we take this hike. If you're...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

We took our family for the hike...it was really short, flat and We didn’t see anything beside flora and fauna and a really cool bug. It was a great way to get some fresh air, the paths were flooded in a bunch of places...

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 30 November 2018

Very nice scenery and natural beauty. Good place for a peaceful walk. Not a bird watcher but saw many species of birds during our walk.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

My three kids and I went to Cradle Creek Preserve on a Sunday morning. It was a nice place for a short endeavor before heading to the beach. We walked along the walkway and enjoyed the quiet and serene setting.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank jillmurphy176
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a nice trail to take our dog this trail was amazing beautiful views of the marshes lots of nature birds to see. Very well maintained was a lot longer than we thought worth the stop for sure.

Date of experience: November 2017
3  Thank Roxiecoolada
Reviewed 16 October 2017

When we lived near here, we visited this place often. Visited it again and it is unchanged. Quiet, peaceful, solitary. Sort of a meditative place. The storms of 2017 have beat it up a bit, but it is a peaceful place to walk, smell the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank WeGetsAround
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Its a nice place to stop, take a short walk and snap some pictures. We were not prepared for the tons of horseflies but it was still a nice hidden gem.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Daye A
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Cradle Creak park is quiet and beautiful. It leads you to the Intracoastal waterway located in Jacksonville Beach. There are two short trails that lead you to the waters edge where you can enjoy the Florida fauna, possibly view heron, egrets and a possible eagle...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank PBJaxBeach
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This little boardwalk into the salt marsh is usually quiet. There are about a dozen parking places, and usually no many people. It is very natural. Even if you don't see raccoons, you will see tracks in the mud at low tide.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank colvinkathy
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Art S
1 September 2017|
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Yes. Unfortunately due to the effects of Hurricane Irma, the park is closed.
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