Florida Birding Trail site
Atlantic beaches, dunes, coastal hammocks, and mangroves are found
in this park on the north shore of the Fort Pierce Inlet. Jack
Island State Preserve, located 1.5 miles north of the recreation
area, is a peninsula in the Indian River covered by mangroves.
There are several trails and an observation tower.
Gulls, terns, and shorebirds are common on the beach. Migrating
warblers may be spotted along the nature trail in the coastal
hammock. Dynamite Point, a sheltered, mangrove-fringed cove,
provides year-round opportunities to observe laughing gulls, royal
terns, black skimmers, brown pelicans, and double-crested
cormorants. Semipalmated and black-bellied plovers, willets,
sanderlings, and ruddy turnstones appear in winter.
Department of Environmental Protection
Take U.S. Highway 1 north from Fort Pierce. Turn east on
Florida Highway A1A (North Beach Causeway) and follow signs.
Central Florida Wildlife Sites