Tiger Bay State Forest - Wampee Strand

Daytona Beach, Florida (Volusia County)

Last Updated: 03/01/2021
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Typically Open: Year Round
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 1.66 miles
Highest Elevation: 39 feet
Duration: About 10 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Daytona Beach
Nearest Town w/ Services: Daytona Beach
Official Road Name: Wampee Strand
Management Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
District: Northeast


Highlight: Tiger Bay State Forest - Wampee Strand
Tiger Bay State Forest is located in east-central Florida and spans about 30,000 acres. Tiger Bay State Forest got its name because of the large wetland that supplies Daytona Beach, DeLand, and other local municipals with water. Tiger Bay State Forest is home to two natural lakes named Indian Lake and Scoggin Lake, and multiple other natural and manmade ponds. These bodies of water bring all types of wildlife; fish, gators, bears, deer, panthers, birds, and insects to the area. Tiger Bay State Forest allows visitors to take in the sights, smells, and sounds of nature by camping, hiking, biking, horseback riding, picnicking, boating, and hunting. Wampee Strand sounds like it came from Star Wars, however, it is a bumpy trail in western Tiger Bay State Forest. The trail is a shortcut that connects Bear Island Road to Gopher Ridge Road. Wampee Strand has plenty of potholes that will minorly flex vehicle suspension components. After a typical Florida downpour, the trail will have some areas to throw mud down the side of your vehicle while cruising through a neverending forest of green vegetation.


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1. Wampee Strand Trailhead (0 mi)
Wampee Strand is easily identified by the road sign off Bear Island Road.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Daytona Beach, Florida

Starting at the intersection of I-95 and West International Speedway, take West International Speedway west about 8.5 miles until reaching a large brown sign that reads, "Tiger Bay State Forest North Entrance". Turn right/north onto Old Deland Road and immediately there will be an old brick road. Follow the brick road until it ends at a Tiger Bay State Forest check-in station (all visitors must sign in). Turn left/north onto Gopher Ridge Road and follow for 3.5 miles until reaching an intersection with a road sign for Bear Island Road. Turn left/west onto Bear Island Road and continue for almost a mile and there will be a road sign for Wampee Strand. Turn left/south onto Wampee Strand. The trail starts immediately.


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Jeff Bulat

Jeff is an outdoor enthusiast located in the central Florida area. He enjoys exploring Florida's less traveled roads, visiting historic sites, and getting away from the city. While on trails Jeff is a huge supporter of tread lightly and believes in, "take out what you take in." A love for vehicles has recently brought Jeff to the world of off-roading. He is still new to the game but is enthusiastic about learning new techniques, vehicles, equipment, technology, and bringing all together to contribute to TrailsOffoad.
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