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St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park

 About St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park

A kayaker paddles along the mangrove shoreline at St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park.


Andy Flanner

The ‘dog days of summer’ are gone and the air temperature is in the ‘get outside’ range. The beaches are beautiful this time of year, though the water temperature is a little cool. Take a walk on the beach and watch the waves roll ashore or take a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk and enjoy our new self-guided plant walk. Simply pick up a plant identification brochure at the Ranger Station kiosk and match the number on the boardwalk railing with the corresponding number in the brochure to identify the plant. Then, return the brochure at the end. Simple and fun.

Kayaking is another great way to explore the park. The park boasts a kayak trail that takes visitors through a pristine mangrove estuary. Wading birds of all types frequent the estuary so bird lovers will want to be sure to check out the trail. Maps of the trail are available at the Ranger Station on the island or by calling the park office.

Come and visit the park soon, while the cool weather lasts, and enjoy “…the Real Florida.”

Note: Tram service to the beach operates every weekend and state holidays 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


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St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park is located in Port Salerno, on the Intracoastal Waterway, 2/3 of a mile south of the St. Lucie inlet.


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