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Egrets and spoonbills congregating to feed Photo By John Bradford

Many natural challenges have occured in the park this year with droughts, hurricanes and deluges of water. With this full circle of events, the marsh has now filled back up and the miles of trails within are anticipated dry up over the next few months. This will leave our park visitors with opportunities to explore the park either by hiking, canoeing or kayaking. Park Rangers and volunteers are busy providing guided hikes in the park and will gladly explain the unique qualities and principles that have created and make this place so exceptional. Please contact our Education Center for details and possible reservations for guided tours at (772) 398-2779.

Park staff welcomes you and your family to come experience this unique landscape and "...the Real Florida.” Extending from Jensen Beach to Ft. Pierce, our preserve protects endangered landscapes and vital waterways including the Atlantic scrub ridge, freshwater marshes and the North Fork of the St. Lucie River. If you are looking for a trail experience, educational program, kayak trip, or just a relaxing wildlife viewing, come see what we have to offer.

Please be mindful of trail signs and stay on designated paths. This is for your safety as well as the protection of this sensitive environment. Plan ahead, pack appropriately and most definitely, enjoy your visit!