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“Beautiful, natural, quite and serene” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Savannas Preserve State Park

Savannas Preserve State Park
2541 SE Walton Road, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952
772-398-2779
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Type: State Parks
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
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Stuart, FL
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73 reviews 73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Beautiful, natural, quite and serene”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This is a beautiful place with a fresh water marsh or savanna. You can take a guided kayak or canoe around the marsh on Friday and Saturday mornings for $10. Life jackets are provided. This marsh is beautiful all times of the year with different flowers and plants in bloom. A full moon guided kayak tour is also offered. There are a few hiking trails which vary in length, again with beautiful wildflowers. Take a close look, some of the wild flowers are small. The education center is very nice as well. They have snakes, turtles and various educational exhibits which teach about the importance of nature and would appeal to young and old. You may take a picnic lunch and fish. Also a great spot for nature photographers. Florida does a great job maintaining their natural areas and this is a special place for the entire family to enjoy.

Visited September 2013
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida, United States
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224 reviews 224 reviews
40 attraction reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Old Florida Wetlands”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

If you are into hiking, camping or just for a picnic. The Savannas is a place not to miss. The freshwater marshes, or 'savannas,' once extended all along Florida's southeast coast. Stretching more than 10 miles from Ft. Pierce to Jensen Beach, this preserve is the largest and most intact remnant of Florida's east coast savannas.

Over eight miles of multi-use trails provide opportunities for hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding. The landscape changes dramatically with the rainfall as does the wildlife that lives here. The deeper marsh lakes provide habitat for large mouth bass, alligators, waterfowl and bald eagles.

Don't miss one of our natural beauty of the Treasure Coast and you can't beat the cost for enjoying nature.

Visited August 2013
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Casselberry, Florida
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“Not bad but not great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

There wasn't much of anything to see. The trails were so overgrown that they were practically impossible to traverse. I don't know hat I would return.

Visited September 2013
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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“Nice and out of town but close”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Nice park for a hike, camping, or just a picnic. We have been here many times. Its close to home for a quick last minute camping trip. Dont bother the gators and they wont bother you. You can hear them all night. Train tracks close by if your a light sleeper. Nice and maintained. Very clean.

Visited October 2012
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“Education Center side”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This review is for the side of the park on Walton Road, in Port St. Lucie. The campsites are to the north, in Fort Pierce, and miles away via US1. This is where there are educational exhibits, rangers and volunteers, and a canoe launch, water levels permitting. This is natural Florida, and a study in understated natural features. Walk slow, keep an eye out, and you may see some of Florida's natural features in ways you seldom can elsewhere. If that's what you're looking for, this is a great place for it. Don't come looking for zip lines and electronic entertainment.

I've walked the trails a half-dozen times, and seen rattlesnakes, osprey, eagles, owls, turtles, gators.

Visited January 2013
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