Palm and pine hammocks dot the landscape surrounding a large,
brackish impoundment on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico encircled
by a 6.5-mile dike.
You can walk or drive on the levee surrounding the impoundment to
view green-winged teal, blue-winged teal, northern pintail,
gadwall, mallard, American wigeon, northern shoveler, black duck,
canvasback, redhead, ring-necked duck, lesser and greater scaup,
common goldeneye, bufflehead, and hooded and red-breasted
merganser. Snow geese and swans occasionally overwinter. There are
many raptors during various seasons of the year, including American
swallow-tailed and Mississippi kites, bald eagles, and ospreys.
Wading birds are usually present, and alligators spend their time
basking on warm days year-round.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
(850) 838-1306 or (386) 758-0525
From Perry, travel eighteen miles west on U.S. Highway 98, then
turn left on Cow Creek Grade. Travel six miles on limerock
road to check station. A map and regulation summary can be
obtained at the check station. Proceed two miles to
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Florida Wildlife Sites