Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, Copeland

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#94 of 182 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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  • 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 »
  • Been here a few times. It’s a unique state park that can be easily missed or overlooked. There is so much to see but people need to take the time to “look” . It offers a great opportunity to experienc...  more »
  • On our way to Everglades City, we stopped here to walk the boardwalk. We were intially confused about where to park as no one else was here at the time. We eventually parked on the side of the road an...  more »
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  • 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.
  • I have been here many times and never get boring. Totally amazing. The wildlife is great. Don't forget your camera!
  • Really nice boardwalk trail with plenty of plants, wildlife, and marshland. We saw a few different snakes and alligators under the beautiful tree canopy. Of course there are a few mosquitoes that came along for the ride, so bring but spray.
  • Buggy when wet. We couldn't get past the first few steps of the boardwalk despite having just sprayed ourselves with repellant. We had to give up as we were completely covered in mosquitoes. Try in winter or a dry day. There was an alligator in the ditch out front, so we did see some wildlife.

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