GTM Research Reserve in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

GTM Research Reserve

GTM Research Reserve is dedicated to the preservation of an unspoiled and undeveloped natural treasure, supporting a vibrant ecosystem and subsystems.

GTM Research Reserve

(904) 823-4500

Just north of the Exxon station.
505 Guana River Road,
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

Currently closed.
Sun - Mon: Closed
Tue - Sat: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Visitor center hours listed. The trails and beach lots are open 7 a.m. to sunset daily.

GTM Research Reserve is dedicated to the preservation of an unspoiled and undeveloped natural treasure, supporting a vibrant ecosystem and subsystems. Sea turtles, land tortoises, porpoises, manatees, roseate spoonbills, North Atlantic right whales are just some examples of the wildlife that live in and around the Reserve year-round or that visit seasonally.

The Reserve covers 76,760 acres of coastal lands in northeast Florida from Ponte Vedra Beach to Palm Coast. The 21,000 square foot Visitor Center includes interpretive exhibits, aquariums, classrooms, teaching and working laboratories, an auditorium, and an outdoor amphitheater overlooking the Guana River Aquatic Preserve. Education staff offer programming for all ages on the importance of the estuary.

The trails and beach lots are open 7 a.m. to sunset daily. Parking is $3 per person for up to eight people. The Visitor Center is open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Upcoming Events

EventDateTime
GTM Research Reserve: Guided Exploration HikeSaturday, January 7th, 20239:00 am – 11:00 am
GTM Research Reserve: Guided Exploration HikeSaturday, February 4th, 20239:00 am – 11:00 am
GTM Research Reserve: Guided Exploration HikeSaturday, March 4th, 20239:00 am – 11:00 am
GTM Research Reserve: Guided Exploration HikeSaturday, April 1st, 20239:00 am – 11:00 am
GTM Research Reserve: Guided Exploration HikeSaturday, May 6th, 20239:00 am – 11:00 am
GTM Research Reserve: Guided Exploration HikeSaturday, June 3rd, 20239:00 am – 11:00 am
GTM Research Reserve: Guided Exploration HikeSaturday, July 1st, 20239:00 am – 11:00 am
GTM Research Reserve: Guided Exploration HikeSaturday, August 5th, 20239:00 am – 11:00 am
GTM Research Reserve: Guided Exploration HikeSaturday, September 2nd, 20239:00 am – 11:00 am

GTM Research Reserve

(904) 823-4500

Just north of the Exxon station.
505 Guana River Road,
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

Currently closed.
Sun - Mon: Closed
Tue - Sat: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Visitor center hours listed. The trails and beach lots are open 7 a.m. to sunset daily.