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Savannas Preserve State Park

 About Savannas Preserve State Park

A view of the marsh at Savannas Preserve State Park.

A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER

Christopher Vandello

The fall months are upon us and with the cooler weather we are able to showcase our resource management program; with the wiregrass in bloom and abundant wildflowers in the areas where prescribed fire was applied this year. This includes the breathtaking ‘fire lilies’ that light up the trails, evidence of the benefits of habitat restoration through fire. The marsh is in its first round of transition with a beautiful contrast of lotus blooms and shades of brown; the mixture of goldenrod, tickseed and other yellows is nothing shy of picturesque.

Park staff welcomes you and your family to come experience this unique landscape and "...the Real Florida.” Extending from Jensen Beach to Ft. Pierce, our preserve protects endangered landscapes and vital waterways including the Atlantic scrub ridge, freshwater marshes and the North Fork of the St. Lucie River. So, whether you are looking for a trail experience, educational program, kayak trip, or just a relaxing wildlife viewing; come see what we have to offer!

Canoe / kayak trips are booming with more than adequate water levels. Please contact the Education Center for details (772) 398-2779. Trails are very wet and muddy in places. Feel free to contact the center with questions.

Please be mindful of trail signs and stay on designated paths; this is for your safety as well as the protection of this sensitive environment. Plan ahead, pack appropriately, and most definitely; enjoy your visit!

Don't forget to check out the Fall 2014 issue of Echoes - the newsletter of the Friends of Savannas Preserve State Park. Better yet, ask about becoming a member!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Environmental Education Center is located approximately 2 miles east of U.S. 1 on Walton Road in Port St. Lucie. The address is: 2541 Walton Road, Port St. Lucie, FL 34952.

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