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Waccasassa Bay Preserve State Park

 Photos of Waccasassa Bay Preserve State Park

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Large boulders lie at the edge of a pond with a little cypress tree beside them. A tall forested swamp is in the background.

Large boulders lie at the edge of a pond with a little cypress tree beside them. A tall forested swamp is in the background.

A thick stand of cabbage palm trees wade into a mossy pond intersparsed with clumps of brown and green grasses.

A thick stand of cabbage palm trees wade into a mossy pond intersparsed with clumps of brown and green grasses.

The sinking sun silhouettes the expansive salt marshes and barrier islands. The Gulf water,tinted in shades of orange, reflects the blinding yellow disc of the sun as a tongue of flame reaches across the water to lie at your feet.

The sinking sun silhouettes the expansive salt marshes and barrier islands. The Gulf water,tinted in shades of orange, reflects the blinding yellow disc of the sun as a tongue of flame reaches across the water to lie at your feet.


Palm trees towering over the edge of a thick green hammock peer down at a creek. Its banks are lined with soft green marsh grasses.

Palm trees towering over the edge of a thick green hammock peer down at a creek. Its banks are lined with soft green marsh grasses.

The glassy surface of a creek is bordered by a bed of eroded lime rock. The rock has chasms leading to dark flooded chambers. In the background are soft green marsh grasses and a dense stand of palms.

The glassy surface of a creek is bordered by a bed of eroded lime rock. The rock has chasms leading to dark flooded chambers. In the background are soft green marsh grasses and a dense stand of palms.

The glassy surface of a creek is bordered by a bed of eroded lime rock. The rock has chasms leading to dark flooded chambers. In the background are soft green marsh grasses and a dense stand of palms.

The glassy surface of a creek is bordered by a bed of eroded lime rock. The rock has chasms leading to dark flooded chambers. In the background are soft green marsh grasses and a dense stand of palms.


A cabbage palm leans over the dark water of the Waccasassa River. In the background is the lush green canopy of a hardwood forest.

A cabbage palm leans over the dark water of the Waccasassa River. In the background is the lush green canopy of a hardwood forest.

A small cypress tree stands in the middle of a pond that reflects the sky and surrounding trees. Lime rock boulders are strewn around.

A small cypress tree stands in the middle of a pond that reflects the sky and surrounding trees. Lime rock boulders are strewn around.

The red tubular flowers of a Coral Bean plant are surrounded by the lobes of a spiny green cactus.

The red tubular flowers of a Coral Bean plant are surrounded by the lobes of a spiny green cactus.


The sinking sun silhouettes the expansive salt marshes and barrier islands. The Gulf water,tinted in shades of orange, reflects the blinding yellow disc of the sun as a tongue of flame reaches across the water to lie at your feet.

The sinking sun silhouettes the expansive salt marshes and barrier islands. The Gulf water,tinted in shades of orange, reflects the blinding yellow disc of the sun as a tongue of flame reaches across the water to lie at your feet.