1 Shingle Creek
  2 Disney Wilderness Preserve
  3 Lake Kissimmee State Park
  4 Prairie Lake Unit, Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area
  5 Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
  6 Hickory Hammock Management Area
  7 Okee-Tantie Recreation Area (LOST)
  8 Port Mayaca Lock
  9 DuPuis Reserve
  10 A.R.M. Loxahatchee Nat'l Wildlife Refuge
  11 Everglades Wildlife Management Area
  12 Biscayne National Park
  13 Everglades National Park
COE Visitor Center
  14 Shark River Valley Loop Road
  15 Big Cypress National Preserve
  16 Everglades National Park
Western Entrance
  17 Fakahatchee Strand State Park
  18 Collier Seminole State Park
  19 Rookery Bay National Estuarine
Research Reserve
  20 Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge
  21 Seminole Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum

Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge (20)
3860 Tollgate Boulevard, Suite 300
Naples, FL 34114

Most of the refuge is closed to the public, but visitors can take a walking trail to experience the habitat of the Florida panther. Don't forget to look for tracks!

Phone: (239) 353-8442
website: www.fws.gov/floridapanther/

Seminole Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum (21)
HC-61, Box 21-A
Clewiston, FL 33440

A one-mile raised boardwalk through a beautiful cypress dome leads to an authentic Living Village depicting Seminole life at the turn of the century. The Museum's exhibits and artifacts show how Seminole ancestors lived in the Everglades.

Phone (877) 902-1113
website: www.ahtahthiki.com

Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (19)
300 Tower Road
Naples, FL 34113

With 110,000 acres, this preserve provides opportunities to explore natural areas and cultural history. The Environmental Learning Center features exhibits, daily programs, nature trails, viewing area, guided kayak tours, art gallery, gift shop, and special events.

Phone: (239) 417-6310
Website: www.rookerybay.org

Collier-Seminole State Park (18)
20200 East Tamiami Trail
Naples, FL 34114

Enjoy hiking, camping, biking, canoeing, kayaking, and birding (best during fall and winter) amongst the mangroves and tropical hardwood hammocks. Also see the walking dredge used to build the Tamiami Trail.

Phone: (239) 394-3397
website: www.floridastateparks.org/collierseminole/

Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park (17)
137 Coastline Drive
Copeland, FL 34137

A self-guided boardwalk offers a leisurely walk through original growth cypress trees. The more adventuresome can hike approximately 60 miles of trails. Park staff offer guided swamp walks from Nov. – Feb.

Phone: (239) 695-4593
website: www.floridastateparks.org

Big Cypress National Preserve (15)
33100 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee, FL 34141

Visitors to the Preserve will enjoy the scenic drives, bird watching, a swamp walk, canoeing, and biking on their own or on a ranger-led trip. Information, a short film, and exhibits are available at the Big Cypress Visitor Center.

Phone: (239) 695-1201
website: www.nps.gov/bicy

The Nature Conservancy's Disney Wilderness Preserve (2)
2700 Scrub Jay Trail
Kissimmee, FL 34759

This 12,000-acre preserve, located at the historic headwaters of the Everglades, is home to hundreds of species of wildlife and one of the last undeveloped lakes in Central Florida. Interpretive exhibits and 2 1/4-mile hiking trail are available. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 7 days a week. Best to call ahead.

Phone: (407) 935-0002
website: nature.org/florida

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Biscayne National Park (12)
9700 Southwest 328th Street
Homestead, FL 33033

Canoeing, kayaking, sailing, snorkeling, and scuba diving are popular ways to enjoy the nationally significant marine environment protected within Biscayne National Park.

Phone number: (305) 230-PARK
website: www.nps.gov/bisc/

Everglades Wildlife
Management Area
Alligator Alley I-75 Rest Area at
Mile Marker 36

In addition to restrooms and a boat ramp, the Everglades Wildlife Management Area has wildlife exhibits and an observation platform. Wading birds are frequently spotted in the sawgrass marsh – so bring a camera!

Phone: (954) 746-1789
Website: www.myfwc.com/recreation/

DuPuis Management Area (9)
23500 SW Kanner Hwy
Canal Point, FL 33438

The DuPuis Management Area on the northern edge of the original Everglades presents opportunities to ride horses, camp, hunt, and walk along an interpretive trail. A visitor center with exhibits interprets the natural and cultural aspects of the reserve.

Phone: (561) 924-5310
website: www.sfwmd.gov

Port Mayaca Lock (8)
18100 SW Conners Hwy
Canal Point, FL 33438

Stop by to hike the trail, fish, or get some great pictures of the abundant wildlife that resides here. Visitors can usually see manatees, alligators, and many species of birds.

Phone (863) 983-8101
website: www.saj.usace.army.mil/Divisions/

Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail State Park (7)
Appromixately 3 miles Southwest of U.S. 441 on State Road 78
Okeechobee, FL

The LOST Trail features abundant wildlife viewing opportunities. Some of the species you may be lucky enough to see are bald eagles, snail kites, and sandhill cranes. Visitors can fish, bike, jog, canoe, or launch a boat from the C. Scott Driver Jr. Recreation Area.

Phone (863) 983-8101
website: www.dep.state.fl.us/gwt/guide/



Hickory Hammock
Management Area
U.S. Highway 98 between Lorida and Fort Basinger

Visitors can enjoy fishing, hiking, hunting, primitive camping, horseback riding, boating, and picnicking. An array of wildlife, including the occasional black bear and caracara, provide an opportunity for wildlife photography.

Phone: (800) 250-4200
website: www.sfwmd.gov

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve
State Park
33104 NW 192nd Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve offers many recreational activities for visitors, such as camping, hiking, biking, birding, and more.

Phone (863) 462-5360

Prairie Lake Unit, Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area (4)
25 miles South of St. Cloud on SR 523 (Canoe Creek Rd)

This dry prairie habitat fosters much bird life. Regardless of when you visit, your chances of seeing a bald eagle are high. In addition to bird watching, visitors can also hunt, fish, hike, and camp while at the Prairie Lakes Unit.

Phone: (352) 732-1225
Website: myfwc.com/WMASites_ThreeLakes_index

Lake Kissimmee State Park (3)
14248 Camp Mack Road
Lake Wales, FL 33898

In addition to camping, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, and boating opportunities, Lake Kissimmee State Park is also a living history site on the weekends and holidays, Oct. 1 – May 1.

Phone (863) 696-1112


Shingle Creek (1)
Hunter's Creek Middle School
13400 Town Loop Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32837

Located within the hustle and bustle of urban Orlando, Shingle Creek provides a good look at the initial headwaters of the Everglades ecosystem. It's a great place to bike, hike, fish, kayak, canoe, and see wildlife. Canoe boat ramp available.

Phone: (800) 250-4250
website: sfwmd.gov

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Everglades National Park - Gulf Coast Visitor Center (16)
815 Oyster Bar Lane
Everglades City, FL

Take boat tours, canoe, or kayak to enjoy the magnificent mangroves at the entrance to the Wilderness Waterway.

Phone: (239) 695-3311
website: www.nps.gov/ever/index.htm

Everglades National Park -
Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center
40001 State Route 9336
Homestead, FL 33034

Everglades National Park has three entrances on the Everglades Trail. Start your visit here at the Coe Visitor Center and enjoy numerous opportunities on the road to Flamingo on Florida Bay. The South Dade Greenway Network, with additional recreational trails in the Everglades, is adjacent to the Park.

Phone: (305) 242-7700
Website: www.nps.gov/ever/index.htm

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee
National Wildlife Refuge
10216 Lee Road
Boynton Beach, FL 33437

Refuge visitors can enjoy fishing, boating, hiking, and bird watching. The Headquarters Area offers a visitor center, observation tower, fishing platform, canoe trail, and nature trails. Boat ramps are available at Headquarters Area, Hillsboro Recreation Area, and at 20-Mile Bend.

Phone (561) 734-8303.
Website: www.fws.gov/loxahatchee

Everglades National Park - Shark Valley Area (14)
Located on U.S. Hwy 41 (Tamiami Trail)

Bike, hike, or take the tram to the observation tower to enjoy scenic vistas of Shark River Slough, the "River of Grass."

Phone: (305) 221-8776
website: www.nps.gov/ever/index.htm




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