GTM National Estuarine Research Reserve

Encompassing approximately 73,000 acres of salt marsh and mangrove tidal wetlands, oyster bars, estuarine lagoons, upland habitat and offshore seas. The GTM Research Reserve has three beach access parking lots, nine miles of upland hiking trails and two small boat launches located off A1A in South Ponte Vedra Beach, parking $3. The GTM Environmental Education Center is open daily 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and closed state holidays. Admission $2 adults, $1 children age 10 - 17, under 17 free.



Bicycle Trails, Bicycling, Birding, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Kayaking, Swimming


Boat Ramp, Bus Parking, Covered Pavilion, Gift Shop, Horseback Riding Trails, Parking, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Restrooms, Showers

Fishing Type

Fly Fishing

Hours of Operation

Dates closed: State Holidays, Open Year-Round