The Theodore Roosevelt Area of the Timucuan Ecological Preserve is a unique, 600-acre natural treasure with diverse terrain including hardwood forest, wetlands, and scrub vegetation. Indulge in "Old Florida" as you explore this historically-rich site which was a gift given to the people by Willie Browne, who lived his entire life on this property. Toward the end of his life Browne became worried that Jacksonville would become a “concrete jungle” with no wild areas remaining. People offered him millions of dollars to buy his land, but he declined and donated the land so that future generations would “have a place in the woods to go to.” Dogs are allowed as long as they are kept on a six-foot leash.
Find directions to the Theodore Roosevelt Area on the National Park Service website: https://www.nps.gov/timu/planyourvisit/directions_theodorerooseveltarea.htm Download the hiking map: https://www.nps.gov/timu/planyourvisit/upload/tra_hikingguidetrailmap_11_2021.pdf