Lodging Description

Cherokee Trace Safari


in our Backyard

Venture 12 miles east of Jacksonville and you’ll discover a world of wildlife that’s anything but common to this area – affording an up-close-and-personal view of an assortment of non-native animals.

Cherokee Trace is home to a plethora of exotic and endangered species that thrive in an open habitat similar to their native territory.

Enjoy a self-guided drive through the hills and savannas of this 300-acre preserve, taking time to stop as animals introduce themselves. This natural environment has miles of roads that meander through an open expanse of habitat, allowing ample opportunity to observe, feed, and photograph these unique creatures.

At every turn, there’s a chance to spy animals at watering holes, lazing under the canopy of a native tree or striding across an open field. And, you’ll thrill when the less wary come into close proximity for a quick “how-do-you-do”.

Visit Cherokee Trace and experience a veritable scavenger hunt for exotic creatures. How many species do you suppose you’ll find?