Cedar Keys Scrub State Reserve
Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve covers over 5,000 acres in Levy County to the northeast of Cedar Key. Recreational use is managed by the Florida State Park System. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission regulate its use for hunting as a Wildlife Management Area.

There are two trailheads that provide access to the area - one along State Road 24, and the other on Levy County Road 347. Twelve different natural habitats are represented, including Florida scrub - playing home to the endangered scrub jay, gopher tortoise, bald eagle and white-tailed deer, among others. The western portions of the reserve also include tidal marshes with numerous creeks that present interesting areas to fish or explore by kayak or canoe. There are no kayak launch points from within the reserve. Rental kayaks are available in the nearby town of Cedar Key. If you have your own watercraft, the best place to launch is the boat ramp located behind the FWD Senator George Kirkpatrick Marine Laboratory that is off State Road 24 at the entrance to Cedar Key.

There are about 12 miles of multi-use trails withing the boundaries of Cedar Keys Scrub State Reserve, all of which may be used for hiking, off-road bicycling, or horseback riding. Dogs are permitted on a leash. Fishing is also popular in the saltwater marshes along the western boundaries of the reserve.

County road 347 splits the reserve into an east and west section. The State Road 24 trailhead includes a picnic shelter and a self-composting toilet. The County Road 347 trailhead provides access to the western most trail system - that are a bit firmer that those in the east section which tend to me more sandhill habitat (in other words, sugar sand).Activities & Facilities
Picnic shelterDogs allowedShort hiking trailsLong hiking trailsPaved bike trailsMountain bike trailsHorse trailsSwimmingFishing

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