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Fisheating Creek campground improvements under way

News Release

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Media contact: Gabriella B. Ferraro, 772-215-9459

Springtime's arrival is ushering in exciting happenings at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area in Glades County.  The swallow-tailed kites are back from South America, and the campground is getting a facelift.

Campground renovations include construction of a new camp store and visitor check-in building, repairs to the bathhouses and a general spruce up.  During demolition and construction of the camp store, traffic will be rerouted through an interim visitor check-in. Visitors just need to follow all signs and instructions when entering and exiting the campground.  Workers expect to complete the improvement project in June.

A new concessionaire, Fisheating Creek Outpost, Inc., is operating at the campground.  The Outpost will continue to offer high quality recreational experiences at the campground and on the creek. Look for a variety of new interpretive tours and programs in the near future.

FWC Facts:
The mean breeding period (rut) of white-tailed deer in Florida can vary as much as seven months from one part of the state to another.

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