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Bulow Creek State Park

3351 Old Dixie Hwy, Ormond Beach, FL 32174-9209
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The Fairchild oak must be seen. Beautiful giant live oak tree. One of the largest and oldest in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jerrytomsolo
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West suburbs Illinois
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Easy access to Fairchild Oak. Had a lovely pincic right under the tree. She's beautiful. Hiked the... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
GinaDx
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Orlando, Florida
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3351 Old Dixie Hwy, Ormond Beach, FL 32174-9209
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Fairchild oak must be seen. Beautiful giant live oak tree. One of the largest and oldest in the U.S. Please respect and care for this natural treasure. Hiking path also started at parking lot near the tree.

1  Thank jerrytomsolo
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Easy access to Fairchild Oak. Had a lovely pincic right under the tree. She's beautiful. Hiked the red trail, 5 miles. Must have hiking boots as parts are muddy but it was excellent overall. Sadly the ruins are completely flooded and no hiking in that...More

1  Thank GinaDx
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Been here many times. Love the history behind the place. Kids can roam freely without one worrying. If able to rent canoe or kayak.........do and enjoy the wildlife on the waterways.

1  Thank Eve M
Reviewed 29 August 2017

It's a bit tricky to find this park. Although there is a sign at the main road, but the road driving to the park looks like abandoned and going nowhere. But it does go to the park, so be brave to turn when you see...More

1  Thank kattimmat
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This old(1820's) sugarcane plantation is an interesting side trip for those wishing to escape the 'touristy' areas of Daytona Beach. It was run by slaves and produced sugar, indigo, cotton, etc. It was burnt down by the Seminole indians during the war with them in...More

1  Thank surftom53
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

History you never knew about old sugar cane slave run rum plantations in Florida lot of hiking lot of nature lot of ruins you'll learn a lot about history you learn a lot about what happened you can hike kayak fish take a lot of...More

2  Thank sofloire
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Beautiful drive into the park on Old Dixie Highway from either direction. Parking area is immediately in front of Fairchild Oak tree, a magnificent 2000 year old specimen. We biked halfway down the red trail, and had a good view up and down the creek...More

1  Thank H2O_log
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We decided to take the Loop scenic route and stumbled upon Bulow Creek State Park. It was free admission and the first thing you come to is the Fairchild Oak which is a massive oak tree! It is a must see - it is said...More

1  Thank WorleyFam15
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Plantation ruins and sugar mill--There are narrative kiosks and many displays to relate the story of Bulowville---the mill---and the plantations--foundations to slave quarters. Short hike from the parking to the mill---picnic tables for lunch---boat launch for kayaks and canoes--saw folks fishing. There is access to...More

2  Thank Greg D
Reviewed 24 April 2017

A drive along the Old Dixie Highway will be one I will always remember. As you start out from Ormond Beach traveling North you pass many large estate homes on either side of the roadway. As you drive North the homes become fewer and you...More

1  Thank Jimbilly
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Jennifer G
17 March 2017|
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I believe it took me 7 hours, and that includes four rest stops and lunch at the ruins. I have hiked it, in its completion, three times, and going my fourth tomorrow. I couldn't recommend it enough, I've anyway introduced a... More
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remorw
6 February 2017|
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Response from bgdiver1963 | Reviewed this property |
Turn into park off old dixie highway. As u turn in, 600 yards back will be parking, restroom, trailhead and oak tree can be seen from parking lot
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Sherry K
16 January 2017|
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Response from Susan M | Reviewed this property |
I do believe they are. Since I don't (unfortunately) have a dog now, I would suggest asking the FL State Parks office.
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