Morning Glory flowers
Great Southern White butterfly on Sea Ox Eye
Alligator near the Indian River
Monarch butterfly on Frostweed
Kayaking is a Great Way to Explore Nature
Manatee Herd in the Indian River Lagoon
Morning Glory flowers
Great Southern White butterfly on Sea Ox eye
Alligator on the Indian River
Monarch butterfly on Frostweed
Kayaking is a Great Way to Explore Nature
Manatee herd

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Indian River Lagoon Preserve State Park

Welcome to Indian River Lagoon Preserve State Park

Located on a barrier island south of Melbourne, this preserve was purchased primarily to protect the watershed of the Indian River Lagoon.  The most biologically diverse estuary in North America, the lagoon has been designated an Outstanding Florida Water and an Estuary of National Significance.  The site's mangrove wetlands and salt marshes also filter runoff, stabilize sediments, maintain water quality and protect shorelines from erosion.  This site is currently open, however it has limited facilities.  It is undergoing an aggressive restoration program to remove exotic invasive plants and reintroduce native species.

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