The Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve Environmental Education Center
The GTM Reserve’s Environmental Education Center provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for people of all ages to learn about the many functions of the coastal and estuarine ecosystem and the natural history of Northeast Florida. The center contains natural & cultural history exhibits, aquariums, an audiovisual theatre/auditorium, a laboratory, and a nature store. Outdoor recreational activities include a picnic pavilion, 10 miles of hiking trails, 4 beach access points, fishing area and 2 small boat ramps.
Learn about the importance of the estuary and the Research Reserve’s role in protecting our coastal resources. Examine live & replica inhabitants of our local estuary. Admission, which supports the volunteer organization, is $2 adults, $1 children. The Center is open 9AM-4PM, 7 Days a Week (Closed on State Holidays) Information provided courtesy of Friends of the GTM Reserve www.gtmnerr.org/index.html. For additional information about estuaries, visit www.estuaries.gov/ for information.
16.7 miles heading south on the byway.
19.1 miles – South Ponte Vedra Park North beach
___ miles – Mid-Beach Parking and Walkover
22.7 miles – Lower beach access, bathrooms,
playground on west side
____miles – Usina Boat Ramp Park
____miles – Boating Club Road Boat Ramp
____miles – North Beach Park
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505 Guana River Rd, Ponte Vedra Beach FL 32082
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Points of Interest