Rock Springs Run State Reserve

Description:
Sand pine scrub, pine flatwoods, bayheads, and swamps located between Rock Springs Run and the Wekiva River provide ideal habitat for Florida black bears and other rare and threatened species. Visitors will find miles of trails and sandy roads for hiking, biking or horseback riding in this 13,860-acre area.

Watchable Wildlife:
Look for signs of bear:  scat (droppings), tracks, or damage to trees. Scrub jays are present here, as are gopher tortoises, indigo snakes, gopher frogs, Sherman's fox squirrels, gray foxes and deer. In fall, migrant songbirds are abundant.

Ownership:
Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Contact:
(407) 884-2008

Directions:
The reserve is located approximately 30 miles north of Orlando. Take exit 51 off of I-4 and follow S.R. 46 west for about 10 miles.

Related Sites:
Other Central Florida Wildlife Sites
Florida State Parks



FWC Facts:
Male cardinals are extremely territorial in the spring, often attacking other birds or even their own reflection in windows. The attacks can go on for hours.

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