Positioned near the I-95 and containing trails to semi-tropical swamps, flatlands, sand hills, and hammocks, Gourd Island is an outstanding place to view exotic animals and other wildlife. The property was donated to the St. Johns River Water Management District and provides water protection. Visitors can enjoy peaceful walks, and views of deer, otters, alligators, and other magnificent creatures. Games and activities such as treasure hunting, and geocaching adds to the excitement and gives visitors a memorable experience. Gourd Island is a destination where adventure and discovery are coupled with spectacular views of the great outdoors.