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Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, Copeland

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3.9/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web
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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  • Those of you who want a perfect, highway quality road will want to steer away from this drive. It is in the middle of the everglades and obviously very difficult to maintain with the amount of rain we...  read more »
  • There are no words to describe the experience. We stopped there almost by chance, because we had a paddling tour in Everglades city and then asked about what to do next. The boardwalk is unfortunately...  read more »
  • I really wish I had of read Tannehill 17"s review before going on this adventure. My son and I spent 1 1/2 hrs. driving on this bumpy road doing 5 miles an hr. hoping to get to a boardwalk or somethin...  read more »
  • Had a blast in the park! We saw 6 or so alligators within feet of the main road. The end did get a bit wet (12 inches or so of standing water) so an SUV with 4x4 would be needed if you wanted to explore the entire park. Fantastic scenic views of the undeveloped land in Florida. Bring bug spray though!!!
  • No hunting allowed here.......truly wonderful hikes here along some of the old logging paths......lots of wildlife.......large parries......lots of different fauna and there is a orchid cathedral if you can find it ! A must see.
  • Enjoyed it with grandson. Scenic drive .not good at night Really wet right now Golden Gate exit underwater now. Night walking alligators crossing the road are huge!
  • Much more intreaging than Okeechobee southeast A And Cuba felt like I was in Brazil again
  • Been frequenting this area lately and hiking on the many trails. Different days mean different deals. Went out one time and saw many alligators, couple snakes, too many birds to list, and also deer. Then on another day, I saw more on the way to hike. Went through Golden Gate Estates and Picayune Strand and saw deer, a coyote, many hawks perched, and some turkeys, and I hadn't even gotten to the Fakahatchee yet. Much to see even just driving down Janes Scenic Drive. Still have many trails to visit.
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