Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, Copeland

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#84 of 268 in Nature in Florida
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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.

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  • For wildlife and amazing vegetation there is nothing like Fakahatchee in Florida. This is a park for expert level naturalists and not really for your casual nature lover. The real draw for this... 
    For wildlife and amazing vegetation there is nothing like Fakahatchee in Florida. This is a park for expert level naturalists and not really for your casual nature lover. The real draw for this...  more »
  • Guided tour by Ranger Dave was outstanding! So many interesting stories and facts that we would never have heard. Saw lots of birds, with interesting facts about their habits and habitats. Lots of....  more
    Guided tour by Ranger Dave was outstanding! So many interesting stories and facts that we would never have heard. Saw lots of birds, with interesting facts about their habits and habitats. Lots of....  more »
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  • This is a better than average state park, but it's not your typical park. No beaches or picnic tables or play areas for the kids. Basically the park is a wildlife refuge. What you get out of it depends on what you put in. The park has a long drive through swamp area that is full of wildlife. If you are patient and drive slowly and keep your eyes open there is lots to see. Today I found a mother alligator with 5 little ones. I spotted 2 dear, lots of turtles, Ibises Egrets and alligators. It's definitely is worth the trip, and it only costs $3.
  • One of the most beautiful places. Everyone needs to take time to experience it. It is a spiritual experience. So many plants and animals. It is a magical place.

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