Key Central Forest
A little-known gem on the Key Peninsula is the 480-acre parcel of land called Key Central Forest. Similarly to 360 Trails, this property is managed by Key Pen Parks through a 50-year lease from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The property consists of forested land and Vaughn Creek, a salmon habitat creek.
The best way to access this property is from Wright Bliss Road. Visitors may feel free to park at the gate just off the road and walk in. The gate is locked to prevent garbage dumping and vandalism, but the public is welcome to use this wonderful space during daylight hours. If you would like to drive in past the gate, feel free to contact ScottG@keypenparks for the lock box code to access the lock key.
There are many trails in Key Central Forest that once were not through trails, but have been recently completed and two culvert bridges have been added to extend the trail system. Some areas of the trails are thinner than others; however, usage will likely increase the width of the narrow spaces. Sturdy shoes with good ankle support are encouraged. Note of interest: the distance from the roadside gate to the first “Y” is approximately one-half mile.