Guana Pine State Park and Wildlife Management Area

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Guana Pine State Park and Wildlife Management Area

Guana Pine State Park and Wildlife Management Area
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Numerous trails, some along the ocean, offer the opportunity to see shell mounds.
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sandralovestravel
Enterprise, AL205 contributions
Oct 2019
On our last visit to St. Augustine, we decided to make a stop at Guana State Forest. It was very nice - the trails are well-kept and easy to find. At the beginning of the trail, there were maps with the trails on it. They were very accurate and I'm glad we took one along because we changed trails on the way back. The area is beautiful - we saw tortoises, birds, and even a snake (non-venomous). I was hoping to see an alligator or a manatee, but no such luck. The one thing to remember is BUG SPRAY! I was very pleased that we didn't get bitten by too many mosquitoes, but when we got back home, we discovered that we were covered with small ticks. So heed the warnings of the many reviews to tell you to cover yourself in bug spray. Still, very nice visit and I highly recommend it.

There is a $3 fee to park your vehicle - but other than that, it is completely free of charge. We saw a lot of people fishing on the dam; a few people were out on boats.
Written October 15, 2019
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Li L
27 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
You can choose for a small loop (1 mile) or longer loops (up to 20 miles or so). There are 2 sides to the Guana trails. As you approach the entrance you have multiple shorter trails to your left. These go through wooded areas and through marsh areas. You have great views at some of the outcrops. Turning Right from the main entrance you have the Wildlife Management areas (Be careful during hunting season).
There you will find wooded areas, marshlands, flat lands and much wildlife. Boars, deer, Ospreys and Hawks, snakes, gators. The area is just beautiful. Bring sun block and mosquito repellent (This is Florida after all).

Entry fees are $4.00
Written June 4, 2019
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Stewart S
30 contributions
Mar 2019
Very clean and is never crowded. Great little beach to take the dog to. The have a viewing platform for migrating Right Whales. Bring $2 for parking.
Written March 3, 2019
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dmarun
Jacksonville, FL535 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
While the beach at Guana has been a go-to of ours for years we only recently ventured onto the other side of the park on the hiking trails. The trails are well marked and varied but beware, at least one of them is rarely used and FULL of ticks and chiggers so make sure you use plenty of deet (2 of the 3 of us found out the hard way that deet is necessary!).
Written February 3, 2019
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John H
Glen Saint Mary, FL87 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
I’ve been mountain biking in GRSP for years. The State has made significant improvements to the roads system in the park. No vehicle traffic just double and single track riding. I’ve seen gators, pigs, deer, bobcat, snakes and all manner of birds riding the park. Be self sufficient though. Lots of sand spurs which will poke holes in your tires. Bring water, bug spray, sunblock. When you get in a few miles you’re on your own. Keep an eye for bad weather and be responsible. It’s great place to ride or hike and not see other people.
Written September 3, 2018
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Bo S
Jacksonville, FL153 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
Looking for a wild place between Ponte Vedra and St
Augustine? This place has a lot of different and fascinating stuff: miles of wild beach and huge dunes on one side; dense maritime brush and and a popular fishing and crabbing lake (for non motorized vessels only on the lake and watch for large gators if you are wading). Further westward there's a large swath of oak forest bordered on the far west by the Intercoastal Waterway. Hunting allowed at times in the northwestern area. Trails are all flat and well marked. Great for hiking, biking, birding, and horseback.
Written August 1, 2018
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janelynn2018
Jacksonville Beach, FL20 contributions
Jul 2018
This is such a relaxing, family. clean place. I recommend anyone, couple, family, single, going to check this area out.
Written July 23, 2018
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grinch4
Newark, OH237 contributions
Jan 2018 • Solo
Hard to find when using Google maps. Look for crosswalks. $3.00 parking fee. Beautiful beach with unbelievable shells and shark teeth. Can be very cool when there is no sun.
Written January 9, 2018
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randomadventurer13
Waynesboro, PA706 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
Actually the shells were everywhere. Relatively uncrowded beach/nature preserve. Loved the views and the breeze. There were a few who had been out surfing, and a few out walking but mostly people digging through the shells.
Written November 8, 2017
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Gudrun R
Fairhope, AL454 contributions
Mar 2017
We always make a point of visiting this area - the beaches are totally unspoiled - the trails are amazing - one cannot spend enough time in places like this in order to appreciate the wonderful world we live in !
Written April 3, 2017
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