Jones Swamp Wetland Preserve and Nature Trail is part of the Bayou Chico restoration project. It was created to provide protection for Pensacola Bay. The preserve includes 1,300 acres within the Jones Creek Watershed.
The new section of trail is located along Jones Creek. The trail extends west from Navy Boulevard at the intersection of Highway 98 to the northern terminus of Brigadier Street off Patton Drive.
The new section includes 3,100 linear feet of elevated boardwalk with two spanned pedestrian crossings over Jones Creek and two connections to the Pensacola State College Warrington Campus.
Eventually the southwest Greenway will extend 12 miles across the county connecting Bayou Chico and Perdido Bay.
The trails take you on a nice, safe walk while offering a great place for the family to enjoy the outdoors. You may encounter wildlife like birds and river otters.
I would suggest being careful and definitely not hiking this area alone as to the south and east of the trail is a very drug, gang, and crime infested neighborhood not far off from the trail area. I live near here so I can speak with experience. I’m not suggesting that people not use the trail, just be aware of your surroundings, and don’t hike alone.
Carmen, thanks for the comment and good advice.
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hey I heard there is a restoration project going on here. What has been damaged by the four wheel drive trucks and ATV’s? I am doing a project for my Environmental Science course.