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St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park

 About St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park

Wildflowers and cypress trees grow in the swamp.


Ed McKenzie

Spring is upon us and now is the time to enjoy a slow and easy walk along the park's trails.  With over 60 miles of trails going through multiple ecosystems there are many different species of both plants and animals to observe.  Spring also brings many different flowering plants to bloom along these trails.  Be sure to bring plenty of water and sun protection such as a hat or sun screen.  So bring the family out to enjoy the Real Florida.


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The north entrance for the visitor center and Manatee Vista is off Babcock Street (County Road 507) just north of the C-54 Canal. Exit I-95 at County Road 514 to reach County Road 507. The south entrance is off Fellsmere Road (County Road 512) 1.8 miles east of I-95.




  • Florida State Parks Pet Policy
  • Pets must be confined, leashed (not to exceed six feet in length) or otherwise under the physical control of a person at all times. Tethered pets must not be left unattended for more than 30 minutes. 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. Some animals may be prohibited on park property.