This state forest, located two miles from the east shore of Lake
Okeechobee, represents a remnant of the northern portion of the
Everglades and includes pine flatwoods, cypress swamps, wet
prairies, and freshwater marshes. There are four loop trails of
varying lengths developed by the Florida Trail Association.
Several bald eagles nest here. Herons, egrets, wood storks, and
white ibis hunt for food in the marshes close to the road during
the wet season. Look for white-tailed deer and wild hogs around
dawn and dusk.
South Florida Water Management District; managed by the Florida
From Florida Highway 710 at Indiantown, drive 6 miles west on
Florida 76 to Gate 2, on the south side of the road. Gate 2
provides access to hiking trails, Gate 3 access to horseback
riding. Gate 6 provides access for the general public.
Central Florida Wildlife Sites