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Where to Paddle or Tour Spruce Creek!

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Hours of Operation:  Wednesday through Sunday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Call Us:  (386) 304-0778       Click to email us

Location:  1795 Taylor Road, Port Orange, FL 32128 (South Daytona)

Cracker Creek is an environmental and historical treasure of Port Orange. Located on the western side of scenic Spruce Creek, this 20 acre sanctuary is a natural home for a variety of endangered plants and animals that can be seen by boat or on foot. Cracker Creek is a pure nature preserve and is perfect for many recreational activities such as boating, bird watching, canoeing, kayaking, group camping, and hiking.

The lifeline of Cracker Creek preserve is a unique natural black water system known as Spruce Creek. It is a rare waterway because it remains one of a few unspoiled streams in Florida, and it is very much like other tributaries such as the Amazon river. Touring the channels of Cracker Creek by boat is an enriching and relaxing experience for everyone. While slowly drifting down these streams, many different habitats can be seen including dense forests, saltwater swamps, freshwater bogs, and cypress marshes. Adventuring into the wetlands and winding cypress trees, visitors will find alligators, raccoons, various types of lizards, turtles, Sandhill Cranes, Yellow-Crowned Night Herons, and Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers.

Like pioneer explorers, guests will experience this tranquil pristine land and river stories on their own or as a group. Cracker Creek’s launch site is the only public access to Spruce Creek west of Highway US1. Watercraft rentals include life vests, safety gear, and paddles. Private pontoon guided tours can be arranged for small groups as well as pirate-themed or sunset boat rides. Visitors can also choose to enjoy and explore nature on our regularly scheduled pontoon boat eco-tours. Picnic areas, restroom facilities, and other amenities are convenient to the handicap-accessible boat launch with transportation provided for those in need.

We suggest you call ahead or email us to make reservations for any of our services. Some of our services include:

  • Canoe, kayak, and hydrobike rentals
  • Guided kayak eco-tours up and down beautiful Spruce Creek
  • Narrated Florida and Natural history pontoon boat tours
  • Themed field trips and summer camps for groups
  • Pavilion rental and catering service for reunions, parties, meetings, weddings, picnics, or dinner cruises
  • Fishing, private boat launch, and group camping availability
  • Handicap-accessible buidlings, golf carts, and transport trams as complimentary service for visitors

Group events available 7 days a week, with advanced reservations. For more information about any of our services, check out the menu bar at the top of this page.

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Cracker Day 31 May 2014

Cracker Day at Cracker Creek

Cracker Creek is honoring the heritage of Old Florida Pioneer Crackers with a first of the summer Cracker Days celebration. We're in the early planning phase but expect to have a grand ole time from 10am until 4pm with local vendor displays, reenactment presentations, music, and cracker food concessions. To see some shots from last year's event, click on the link below.

Cracker Day at Cracker Creek 2013

Last year, Cracker Creek teamed up with the city of Port Orange to host the Cracker Day in concert with the Port Orange Centennial Festivals. This year will be similar but with some new faces and participants. Come on out to the creek and enjoy a day in the shade, cruising on a pontoon boat, or riding the water on a kayak, canoe, or hydrobike!

Stay tuned for more information in the coming days!

Spruce Creek Tides

Wed 04/23
04:08 AM 2.83 H
10:31 AM 0.1 L
04:39 PM 2.79 H
11:00 PM 0.02 L
Thu 04/24
05:11 AM 2.88 H
11:34 AM -0.03 L
05:45 PM 2.92 H
Hours are approximate for Spruce Creek levels due to distance from Ponce Inlet station. Height units are in feet.

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