The fall months are upon us and with the cooler weather we are able to showcase our resource management program; with the wiregrass in bloom and abundant wildflowers in the areas where prescribed fire was applied this year. This includes the breathtaking ‘fire lilies’ that light up the trails, evidence of the benefits of habitat restoration through fire. The marsh is in its first round of...
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Savannas Preserve State Park
Welcome to Savannas Preserve State Park
Freshwater marshes, or 'savannas,' once extended all along Florida's southeast coast. Stretching more than 10 miles from Ft. Pierce to Jensen Beach, this preserve is the largest and most intact remnant of Florida's east coast savannas. A good place for visitors to start is the Environmental Education Center, where they can learn about the importance of this unique and endangered natural system. Picnic tables are available near the center. Canoeing, kayaking, and fishing in the wetlands are popular activities. Wildlife enthusiasts and photographers can enjoy the diversity of habitats this undisturbed area offers. Over eight miles of multi-use trails provide opportunities for hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding. Guided walks and canoe trips are available by reservation.