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Savannas Preserve State Park

 Activities at Savannas Preserve State Park

Bicycling

Bicycling

There are over 15 miles of multi-use trails available to park visitors and group tours. The trails are shared by hikers, bicyclists and horseback riders. The nature trails wind throughout the Savannas marsh system, so depending on the season and weather, the trails may be wet. Please plan accordingly! For additional information, please contact the Education Center (Thursday through Monday) at (772) 398-2779 or the Park Office at (772) 340-7530.

Canoeing & Kayaking

Canoeing & Kayaking

Knowledgeable volunteers lead canoe/kayak tours every Friday & Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. This is one of the most popular ways to explore the Savannas. Trips generally return after about 2 hours of exploration. Reservations are required for the trip and space is limited for this very popular program. Trips are available at other times during the week if requested. During the winter, moonlit paddles may be offered and special trips are being planned for before and after Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's. Please contact the Education Center (Thursday through Monday) at (772) 398-2779 for additional information and reservations.

Participation Requirements

Fishing

Fishing

Fishing is available at the Savannas and the St. Lucie River Preserve. The Savannas provides freshwater fishing. The St. Lucie River provides the same, although some saltwater species may be found in the river as well. Please keep in mind that you must have the necessary fishing licenses to participate in this activity. For more information about the access points, please contact us at (772) 398-2779 (Wednesday through Sunday). Please note that the Canoe Launch boardwalk, at the Savannas, is ADA-accessible with fishing available from that platform.

Hiking/Nature Trail

Hiking/Nature Trail

We offer an array of scenic foot travel in the park, from our short nature trail, loop hikes and also hikes that stretch the length of the park. There are over 15 miles of multi-use trails available to park visitors and group tours. The trails are shared by hikers, bicyclists and horseback riders. The nature trails wind throughout the Savannas marsh system, so depending on the season and weather, the trails may be wet. Please plan accordingly! For additional information please contact the Education Center (Thursday through Monday) at (772) 398-2779 or the Park Office at (772) 340-7530.

Horse/Equestrian Trail

Horse/Equestrian Trail

There are over 8.5 miles of multi-use trails available to park visitors and group tours. The trails are shared by hikers, bicyclists and horseback riders. The nature trails wind throughout the Savannas marsh system, so depending on the season and weather, the trails may be wet. Please plan accordingly! There is a designated equestrian area for those who trailer their horses to the trails. For additional information and equestrian gate combinations please contact the Education Center (Thursday through Monday) at (772) 398-2779 or the Park Office at (772) 340-7530.

Pets

Pets

Pets must be confined, leashed (not to exceed six feet in length) or otherwise under the physical control of a person at all times. Pet owners must pick up after their pets and properly dispose of all pet droppings in trash receptacles. Florida law requires that pets be vaccinated against rabies. Any pet that is noisy, dangerous, intimidating or destructive will not be allowed to remain in the park. Non-furbearing pets, such as reptiles, birds, or fish must be confined or under the physical control of the owner. Pets are not allowed in any park building. Failure to adhere to these rules may result in the visitor being asked to leave the park.

Picnicking

Picnicking

The Savannas offers picnic shelters at a number of places in the preserve. These pavilions are located at the Jensen Beach trailhead, the Education Center on Walton Road, and at the Canoe Launch area, located .75 miled north of the Education Center. Each pavilion has picnic tables provided. These pavilions are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations are taken for these facilities. ADA-accessible tables are available at the Education Center and Jensen Beach Pavilions. Please remember to use the trash receptacles that are provided.

Restroom Facilities

Restroom Facilities

Restroom facilities are ADA accessible, and are available at each pavilion, the canoe launch and at the Education Center.

Visitor Center

Visitor Center

Please visit our Education Center for information about the Savannas. The center is open Thursday through Monday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and is ADA-accessible.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

Both the Savannas and St. Lucie River Preserve provide excellent areas to observe nature. These areas are home to a variety of birds and wildlife. On your hike, you may encounter a gopher tortoise, deer, marsh rabbit or even an alligator.