One of Gourd Island's walking trails

Gourd Island

An outdoor lover's dream place to view nature and wildlife.

Open every day, from sunrise to sundown.

Gourd Island contains trails and natural ecosystems including floodplain swamp, basin swamp, dome swamp, depression marsh, wet flatwoods, mesic flatwoods, sandhill, and xeric hammock. The property was donated to the St. Johns River Water Management District and provides water protection for the space. Visitors can enjoy peaceful walks and see deer, otters, alligators, and other wildlife.

Amenities at Gourd Island

  • Nature trails
  • Hiking trails
  • Wildlife viewing

Visit Gourd Island

Admission: FREE

Address: 10170-10310 Russell Sampson Road, St. Johns, Florida 32259

Parking: There are public spots available in front of the site.

Other Parks Near Gourd Island

Veterans Park and Alpine Groves Park are the closest to this area. Check our local Parks Directory and article, Exploring Nature from River to Sea.

Open every day, from sunrise to sundown.

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