Description - Faver-Dykes State Park contains 1,608 acres along Pellicer Creek, an aquatic preserve and state canoe trail. The creek, pine flatwoods and mesic hammock are home to many deer, turkeys, hawks, bobcats and river otters.
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Faver-Dykes State Park
- Like much of the territory in Florida, Timucuan Indians once inhabited the land of Faver-Dykes State Park. Despite the fact that this park is located in the busy northeastern area of the state, it remains a haven for those who enjoy parks off the beaten track. The main attraction of the park is the Pellicer Creek, which ordains a quiet tranquility throughout the 1,608 acres. The park is noted for its pristine condition showcasing a variety of trees, shrubs, and wildflowers. While traveling down the unpaved park road, visitors experience a canopy of live oak trees, covered resurrection fern and green-fly orchid. Some unusual plants grow under the hammock canopy including Indian pipe, spring coralroot, and Florida coontie. A highlight of the park is the wildlife; Faver-Dykes State Park contains a variety of wildlife habitats and protects several rare and endangered species.
Recreation - Faver-Dykes State Park offers a variety of recreational activity including fishing, canoeing, camping, picnicking, hiking, and wildlife viewing.
Climate - Summers in northeastern Florida are hot and humid with frequent afternoon thunderstorms. Summer temperatures average in the low 80's Fahrenheit (27 - 28 Celsius). Mild winter temperatures average below 52 degrees Fahrenheit (below 11 Celsius). Freezing temperatures are infrequent but windy conditions are common. The average precipitation for the northeast area is between 52 and 56 inches per year. Light, loose fitting clothing is recommended in spring, summer and fall. Layered clothing is recommended for winter. Biting insects are common throughout the year and are especially heavy from late April through early June.
Faver-Dykes State Park is located 15 miles south of St. Augustine near the intersection of Interstate 95 and U.S. Highway 1 on Faver-Dykes Road.