Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, Fort Lauderdale

4.4
#3 of 7 in Nature in Broward County
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park brings a tropical forest right into the city. The park, a former estate left to the city by Hugh Taylor Birch, is home to snakes, butterflies, turtles, and gopher tortoises. Rent a canoe and paddle around the lagoon, walk the nature trails, or visit the beach. Explore the visitor center inside Birch's Art Deco-style house to see exhibits about the park's ecosystem, the history of Fort Lauderdale, and Birch himself. Bring along a picnic and relax in one of the pavilions in the park. The park closes at sundown each day. By using our Fort Lauderdale online tour planner , you can arrange your visit to Hugh Taylor Birch State Park and other attractions in Fort Lauderdale.
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  • This is a great little park with plenty of area to lay out on the beach or watch the cruise ships are they come by on their way to sea or into port. Fun activity for all. Fishing from the beach or the...  more »
  • Not a large state park, but plenty of parking, security, equipment for kids. It has open spaces for walking and bird watching.  more »
  • The park is recovering of hurricanes: many trees have broken branches. The trials are not accessible. More over part of the car road is under construction. I do not understand why the admission fee is...  more »
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  • Beautiful park! Unfortunately while we visited the main roads were closed off for cars but it's very much worth it to walk around on foot too! Park staff is extremely friendly and are great guides. Definitely worth a visit if you haven't been here before.
  • Wonderful park, has many activities such as jet ski, paddle boat and kayaking. They have an underground tunnel that crosses A1A to the beach. This makes it safe to cross the street especially If you have kids. Once you pay admission, you can go in and out of the park as long as you show your receipt. The park staff was really friendly and helpful. The beach it self was really clean quiet and it was guarded. Be sure to bring your snorkel gear, you can see many fish near the shore.
  • Review is for the kayak rentals only. Went here to kayak. Kayaking staff are super friendly. The trip is short, good for beginners. There's a great little bar where you can hang out afterward and have a bite and drinks. I only gave the kayak trip 3 stars because I honestly feel due to the length of the trip the cost is too high.
  • Nice, pretty park.. Very good for fishing.. You can bring lawn chairs, canopies etc to stay cool...Son also went to Summer camp here.. People are very respectful of wildlife, but not of vehicles, hard to get people to move out of the road when you are trying to pass.. The park should probably be a walk through park, that just allows skates, bikes....
  • Love this park... if you want to get away for Few hours this is the place.. it's right by the ocean, it has really awesome views. Highly recommend it..... I'll be glad to answer any questions about this location and if you found this comment helpful please press like.

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