Aerial view of Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek State Preserve
Scrub Blazing Star
Pine Flatwoods
Fishing at one of the Catfish Creek Ponds
Florida Scrub Jay
View from Catfish Creek hiking trail
Pygmy Fringe Tree
Hiking Trail at Catfish Creek
Aerial view of Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek State Preserve
Scrub Blazing Star - small magenta colored flower
Pine Flatwoods - pine trees stand tall above wire grass
Man and Boy fishing at a pond
Florida Scrub Jay - blue bird perched in a tree
View from a hiking trail - trees and pond
Pygmy Fringe Tree - white blossoms on a green shrub
Hiking trail - White sand trail meandering through small shubs

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Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park

Welcome to Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park

Located along the beautiful Lake Wales Ridge, Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park covers more than 8,000 acres of scrub, sandhill and flatwoods land, in addition to 65 acres of submerged land. The Preserve offers six miles of hiking trails, seven miles of equestrian trails, a covered pavilion, fishing and excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. The Preserve is home to numerous rare plants, such as the scrub morning glory, scrub plum, pygmy fringe tree and cutthroat grass and several protected animal species including Florida scrub-jays, bald eagles, gopher tortoises and Florida scrub lizards. When you visit the Preserve, make sure you are prepared for the rugged conditions typical of the scrub habitat. Bring plenty of water and be prepared for the challenging trails at the park. Enjoy your visit and bring back memories of one of the rarer habitats in Florida.

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