Sawgrass Lake Park

Description:
A mile of elevated boardwalk that winds through maple swamp and oak hammock and an overlook tower provide visitors a view of this park's swamps, canals, and lake. There is also the Anderson Environmental Center with a large freshwater aquarium and exhibits that depict the geological, biological, and cultural forces that shaped the park and surrounding area.

Watchable wildlife:
From the tower, look for limpkins hunting for apple snails on the lake's edge, as well as turtles, alligators, and snakes sunning on exposed logs. White ibis, common moorhens, herons, and egrets are common.

Ownership:
Southwest Florida Water Management District

Contact:
(727) 217-7256

Directions:
In Pinellas County, take 62nd Avenue North from U.S. 19 to 25th Street N.

Related Sites:
Other West Central Florida Wildlife Sites
Florida State Parks



FWC Facts:
Within 24 hours of hatching, young whooping cranes can follow their parents away from the nest. Together, they forage for plants, insects, snakes, frogs and small animals.

Learn More at AskFWC