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Savannas Preserve State Park

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A sidewalk curves around the parking lot to the sprawling yellow building that is the Education Center. Hollies and pines surround the wraparound porch.

A sidewalk curves around the parking lot to the sprawling yellow building that is the Education Center. Hollies and pines surround the wraparound porch.

In this closeup, the alligator is well-camouflaged, appearing as a dark floating log. Grasses and shrubs in foreground.

In this closeup, the alligator is well-camouflaged, appearing as a dark floating log. Grasses and shrubs in foreground.

Grasses poke out of an expanse of shallow marsh water. The water runs to a line of sand pines on the horizon.

Grasses poke out of an expanse of shallow marsh water. The water runs to a line of sand pines on the horizon.


A gopher tortoise burrow - identifiable by the semi-circular entryway made by the tortoise's shell - is surrounded by white sand, ferns, vines and asters.

A gopher tortoise burrow - identifiable by the semi-circular entryway made by the tortoise's shell - is surrounded by white sand, ferns, vines and asters.

Park ranger, in yellow burn gear, administers a drip torch to a thick line of saw palmettos. A foot high row of flames burns to his right.

Park ranger, in yellow burn gear, administers a drip torch to a thick line of saw palmettos. A foot high row of flames burns to his right.

Looking at the wooden canoe launch, from the ramp that leads to it. Marsh and sawgrass in background.

Looking at the wooden canoe launch, from the ramp that leads to it. Marsh and sawgrass in background.


Savannas landscape with gnarled snag in foreground; pine trees and yellow wildflowers in background against blue sky with white, wispy clouds.

View of Savannas - Kevin Boldenow

A gopher tortoise burrow - identifiable by the semi-circular entryway made by the tortoise's shell - is surrounded by white sand, ferns, vines and asters.

A gopher tortoise burrow - identifiable by the semi-circular entryway made by the tortoise's shell - is surrounded by white sand, ferns, vines and asters.