Vaill Point Park

630 Vaill Point Rd., St. Augustine, 32086
(904) 209-0333
Daily, sunrise to sunset


This relatively new park is proof that good things come in small packages. Paved loop trails (suitable for wheelchairs) lead through hardwood hammocks down to two overlooks on both the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) and Moultrie Creek. Scan the creek at low tide for shorebirds like Spotted Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs and Semipalmated Plover. A Bald Eagle nest on the bluff is viewable from the observation deck and kayak launch. Tricolored Heron, Northern Harrier (winter) and Clapper Rail occur in the salt marsh on the ICW. Woodland birds include White-eyed Vireo, Black-and-white Warbler (winter) and Pileated Woodpecker. Northern Bobwhite and Merlin have been recorded here. Take extra time wandering the trails in spring and fall migration; species such as Scarlet Tanager and Veery have been found and up to 20 species of wood-warbler have been recorded at the park, including Cape May, Black-throated Blue and Blackburnian.

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