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Platt Branch Wildlife and Environmental Area

Things to Do

A loop trail winds through a mosaic of uplands and wetlands, providing ample opportunities to spot wildlife and see remnants of the historic uses of the property.

Wildlife

Spot protected species such as the gopher tortoise, Florida scrub-jay, red-cockaded woodpecker and fox squirrel on this Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail site.

Habitat and Management

Well-managed habitats such as longleaf pine flatwoods and scrub habitats benefit a range of protected species.

History

The area still bears witness to previous land uses over the last century; the timber and turpentine industries left their marks here in the 1920s and 1930s.

Planning Your Visit

Platt Branch WEA comprises 1,972 acres and is located about 16 miles south of Lake Placid, east of Fisheating Creek.

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