Thomas Creek Preserve & Fish Camp
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Thomas Creek Preserve & Fish Camp
  17200 Ethel Road   Mapit
Jacksonville, FL 32218

Amenities offered at this park:
Qty.Amenity
1Boat docks
1Boat Ramps
10Boat Trailer Parking
1Canoe/Kayak Launch
6Car Parking
2Grills
2Pedestrian Docks
5Picnic Tables
1Trails Unpaved (Miles)
5Trash Barrels
YesDrinking Fountain
YesFishing Available

Acres: 1467.78
Park Type: Preservation
Council Person: Ray Holt
History: The Thomas Creek Preserve is located in upper northwestern Jacksonville, near and along Thomas Creek, which divides a portion of Duval and Nassau Counties. The southernmost battle of the American Revolutionary War, and the only one fought in present-day Duval County, took place at Thomas Creek on May 17, 1777. Most of the land was owned at one time by members of the Ogilivie family, who originally settled in the area from Scotland in the mid-1800ís and established the Ogilivie Cemetery near the Preserve. During the period from 1999 to 2002, the City and the St. Johns River Water Management District purchased the property as part of Preservation Project Jacksonville. The site comprises part of the 46,000-acre Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve that was first established in 1988.