3 Creeks Crossing is a recreational property offering countless activities for the nature lover and avid outdoors enthusiast. The property offers one-of-a-kind historic opportunity full of natural beauty and rare ecosystems.
The property has impressive natural land features. Rolling uplands, creek bottoms, seepage slopes, dramatic ravines, and improved pasture provide a habitat for diverse wildlife. Having not been hunted since 2004, there is a rare abundance of game animals including white-tailed deer, Osceola wild turkeys, and many species of small game. Non-game species abound including black bear, gopher tortoise, southeastern kestrel, and Sherman fox squirrel.
Three streams converge and flow through 3 Creeks Crossing – Ates Creek, Greens Creek, and the South Prong of Black Creek. Flowing year round, they feature white sandy banks, rocky riffles, and have an abundance of tasty sunfish known locally as “red bellies”.
Below is a LIVE GAMECAM located on 3 Creeks Crossing
It is active 6:30-10 am and 4:30-8 pm daily
Aerials & Documents
Property Type: Agriculture, Conservation, Hunting, Ranch, Recreation, Timber
Price Per Acre: $1,340
Location: 4153 State Road 16 West, Green Cove Springs, Florida, 32043
Description: 3 Creeks Crossing was originally part of a 120,000-acre land purchase in northeast Florida by retail tycoon J.C. Penney in 1922. His dream of developing a model farming community was cut short by the depression, but nearby Penney Farms Retirement Community carries on his legacy. 3 Creeks Crossing subsequently passed into the ownership of Gilman Timber Company, whose careful land stewardship is reflected in the pristine natural hardwood and cypress stands prevalent in the creek bottoms. For over a decade, the current owners have continued to manage the property guided by principles of wise use and conservation. This property offers an opportunity to continue to preserve a property full of Old Florida history. In addition to a Sugar House on the property where cane-grinding events create an experience of Florida pioneer days, history buffs can find Indian spear points and sharks teeth. The current owners have found a 2,000 year old spear point. From more recent history, there are a couple of old railroad beds on the site as well, with railroad ties and metals lights and other hardware remains that were most likely used as logging trams in the 1920’s or earlier.
Driving Directions: • From the intersection of US 17 and SR 16 in Green Cove Springs, take SR 16 West for 11 miles; Entrance will be on the left (the south side of SR 16) • From intersection of SR 21 and SR 16, take SR 16 East for two miles; Entrance will be on right (the south side of SR 16).