The Florida Forest Service has recently approved access for Eagle Landing residents beginning this fall. Â Two access points, both located along the western edge of Eagle Landing, will allowÂ our residents, patrons and their guests toÂ hike nature trails, picnic, bike, canoe, fish, hunt (in season) or even horseback riding.
The forest is open daylight hours only although permits may be issued for primitive overnight camping (no electricity). The southern entrance, located between Southern Hills and Camp Creek, on Club Lake Drive will feature a covered kiosk offering information and trail maps along with picnic tables and benches. Â The northern entrance, located in Pinehurst will also have trail information.
Three trails are within close proximity to Eagle Landing. Â The North Fork Black Creek trail is a 5-mile loop along two creeks.Â The Longleaf Pine Loop (1.6 mi) and the Fire and Water trail (1.7) all offer terrific opportunities to view wildlife and enjoy nature.
The North Fork Black Creek loop offers several landing points along the way for canoeing. The Longleaf Pine Loop shares the same trailhead as the North Fork Black Creek loop but crosses through the forest to create a shorter path easily navigated by all ages. Â The Fire and Water trail is an informative trail offering insights to forest conservation and the many ecosystems that flourish in Jennings State Forest.
Eagle LandingÂ is planningÂ adventures that showcase our nature neighbor so check back soon for more information.