Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, Copeland

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#91 of 184 in Nature in Florida
Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve is a Florida State Park just west of Copeland, Florida. It is located in the Fakahatchee Strand, a thread of forested strand (swamp) in Big Cypress, a section of the Florida Everglades off SR 29.FloraPlants found in the park include royal palm, bald cypress, bromeliads, ferns, and orchids.FaunaAmong the wildlife of the park are a number of threatened and endangered species: the Florida panther, wood stork, black bear, fox squirrel, and Everglades mink. The park also is home to white-tailed deer, raccoons, opossums, red-shouldered hawks, wild turkeys, owls, and vultures. Alligators, ducks, sandhill cranes, roseate spoonbills, bald eagles, and osprey can be seen in the park.
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  • Discovered in late November by chance. Actually wanted to we on the road to the Airport (from Cape Coral to Miami on the 29 went) just looking for the toilets. Since we had time, we drove even the scenic drive. Best decision after nearly five weeks of baby holiday in CC. entrance fee $3. Obligatory to pay with the envelope. The road is actually tend not to recommend for smaller cars. We had a Hyundai SantaFe and were shaken properly. We saw countless alligators along the gravel road. Our personal highlight however was at the end of the navigable part of the Florida Panther, walked about 50 metres away. Terrific experience!
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  • A most wonderful experience. We loved Patrick, he was very knowledgeable , that I can honestly say I learned something. We lucked out on not seeing any snakes "thumbs up LOL.  more »
  • We were there last year (2016) and while the roads weren't great, we had no trouble navigating them in a Honda Ridgeline. The only spot we got stuck for a few minutes was an area where two alligators ...  more »
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  • Great little visitors center and a bunch of cool birds. Definitely ask for places to go, the people working the center know their stuff!
  • Beautiful! Be sure to make your donation when you leave. :)
  • Great place to be fully enveloped in nature with great walking paths and nature views.
  • A really neat look at Florida landscape before development. It looks like rocks and trees and stuff but there's a lot going on in the big picture. The signs are informative. Can't wait til they put in the elevated walk
  • Love the Loop Road for fishing an nature watching. Plan on plenty of time, more than half is a rough gravel road. Trails are to be found, and lots of animals to see.

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