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Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park & Boardwalk

Address: US-41 (Tamiami Trail) about 7 miles west of SR-29, Box 548, Copeland, FL 34137
Phone Number: 239 695-4593
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Copeland
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Driving, Hiking, Group tours/walking tour
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I recently went on a guided full moon night walk on the boardwalk of Fakahatchee Strand. It was amazing, the guide was very knowledgeable and quite entertaining. I would highly recommend this trip if you're near Naples, FL or the Everglades.

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Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

All this park needs is a sign showing how the heck to get there from I-75. Once there it is worth the trip. They have bald eagles! Couldn't find big foot though.....

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The Fakahatchee is a magical place to get a feel of the everglades, there is a boardwalk off US 41 and further on Jane’s Memorial Scenic Drive is off US 29 going North. The boardwalk is 1.2 miles long and has parking and porta-potties, I have seen a huge variety of wildlife over the years (some attached), the Scenic Drive... More

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Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

There are plenty of hiking trails to choose from while driving Jane Scenic Memorial Highway. A good portion of Jane Scenic is drivable with a sedan --slowly--, but as you get deeper into the trail, the potholes become enormous and it becomes a monumental task getting through it unless you have an truck or SUV. We normally hike with another... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

The wildlife in this area is unique and this boardwalk is a place that make it available for normal people without be Bear Grylls. You can easy see the wonderful nature and wild aligator for sure. Also a set of birds is east to sea.

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

the ranger at Everglades NP Gulf visitor center suggested that we go to Fakahatchee preserve, for a chance to see some of Florida's native orchids. we had a horrible mosquitos experience - we were eaten alive by hundreds of mosquitos, came back so red and itchy, and didn't see even one orchid. actually, even if there were some flowers there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

This place is my favorite park to visit in the glades, there's nothing else like it in the state. Although it seems like some people didn't realize that it is the EVERGLADES. I Mean really? People want street lights? Paved roads? Thank god that crap isn't there. If you don't know where you'Re going, don't go. Or maybe go to... More

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Cortlandt Manor, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I am reading reviews dinging the road condition. I have driven Jane Memorial Drive in cars, in SUVs and both worked just fine - adjusting to the road condition and applying appropriate sense... (I have also driven 2000+ miles in Africa which was a lot tougher)... I don't get the reviews that ding the road. Give me a car with... More

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
40 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We thought we'd read all the reviews, but missed the one about the dead end 11 mile road (somehow we thought it came out into a housing area/grid, but it ends at another preserve and a maze of roads). We didn't have huge pot holes until near the end of the drive, but probably averaged 5 miles an hour as... More

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Marco Island, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Like all Perserves that I been to so far this one too is hit and miss. I have been there when there was nothing to see other then the trees. But the last time I was there I hit the jack pot. I seen a Barred Owl, it was the first Owl I have seen out in Nature. As I... More

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