Stroll trails through well-managed scrub and pine flatwoods and pause at scenic wetland vistas.




Hikes are most pleasant in the cooler, winter season or early in the day in warmer months. Visitors may hike along the 1.5 mile trail through the sandhills and hardwood hammock and along the powerline right-of-way.

The 1.5 mile loop trail begins and ends at the informational kiosk at the parking area off of Deer Run Road. The trail travels through sandhill and hardwook hammock, in addition to skirting a wetland. A variety of plant and animal species can be seen along the mostly-flat trail. Be sure to scan the open powerline right-of-way for deer, wild turkey and gopher tortoises.

Wildlife Viewing


Wildlife viewing opportunities are highest along the powerline right-of-way and hiking trail system where white-tailed deer, turkey, southeastern kestrel and gopher tortoise are often seen. A variety of resident and migratory songbirds are commonly spotted and butterflies area attracted to fall wildflowers. Visit the Wildlife page for more details.




FWC Facts:
Within 24 hours of hatching, young whooping cranes can follow their parents away from the nest. Together, they forage for plants, insects, snakes, frogs and small animals.

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