Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk

A view of the boardwalk.

Taking a walk along the Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk is an experience like no other. Guiding you right into the heart of Fakahatchee Strand, you’ll be astonished by the breathtaking beauty that surrounds you. As the boardwalk winds under towering bald cypress trees, make note of the lush greenery. You may catch glimpses of green herons, barred owls or red rat snakes. The shady canopy is also a favorite spot for alligators to hang along the water’s edge.

Along the path you’ll find interpretive signs informing you about all things Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. Learn about the history of this land and how it was turned from a logging site to a state park. Enjoy fascinating facts about the rare plants and animals that live here. Discover how the various habitats that come together to create a unique ecosystem that supports the wildlife.

There is an exciting project in the works for the boardwalk. The plan is to rebuild the deteriorating parts of the boardwalk and add an extended loop around the lake. With several rest stops being added along the way, this will add more scenic views for guests and expand the opportunities for interpretation along the boardwalk.