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Address: 1795 Taylor Rd, Daytona Area, Port Orange, FL 32128-6842
Phone Number: +1 386-304-0778
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Cracker Creek is an environmental and historical treasure of Port Orange....

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.

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Second time to visit this little Creek

If it's windy at the shore you can try to go inland. Cracker Creek is perfect for those days! It's not far from New Smyrna, less than half an hour without traffic. It's cool and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 April 2016
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Trenton, New Jersey
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Trenton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

If it's windy at the shore you can try to go inland. Cracker Creek is perfect for those days! It's not far from New Smyrna, less than half an hour without traffic. It's cool and shady with protection from the wind. The kayak rentals aren't too expensive though the equipment is pretty beat up. Two hours is plenty to see... More 

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Port Orange, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

We love to kayak from this place, we see lots of wild life and most of the time we see gators. It is never crowded there and you can drive right to the water to unload.

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

We went boating on cracker Creek and saw all kinds of wildlife.. We went fishing and had lots of fun .. Even went back with some family to show them.

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Thank Caludette
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Went to Cracker Creek for kayak this am.Wow great experience took a tandem an went left down the river. Saw several herons along the river along with the Spainish Moss covered trees. An then about a 15 foot alligator Sat and watched for awhile till it jumped into the water also some good pics. This place u would never know... More 

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

We kayak here every time we visit Florida and have never been disappointed. We bring our own kayaks, but rentals are available for kayaks or canoes as well as Hydro Bikes. Two hour Eco-History Pontoon Boat Tours are also scheduled on weekends - all at reasonable prices. For those who have their own boats, the charge is $5 for each... More 

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Port Orange, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Did a 2 hour canoe trip and it was great, friendly staff, cool grounds, and the peacocks were there to greet us!

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Thank Phil A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

A beautiful place to visit. Very easy to canoe or kayak. Wildlife abounds. Good fishing also. The people are friendly and helpful. A real gem.

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Port Orange, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

Very friendly staff. Mostly family. Canoeing and kayaking on Spruce Creek so peaceful and relaxing. All equipment needed is provided.

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Port Orange, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Once on the property, you will feel like you have gone back in time. The outbuildings all blend into the area. The Gamble house ( as in Proctor & Gamble) is beautifully restored, and will give you a feeling of what it was like to be a Floridian before air conditioning! The Pontoon ride along Spruce Creek is not to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

very relaxing to paddle yur own or rent a kayak and enjoy nature and the gators yes gators but NEVER have had any problems there is a 5 dollar launch fee for yur own yak .lots to see

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