Took this trip on a whim. Family and I got to see plenty of wildlife. We viewed several alligators in the wild along the drive about 5 mile into the drive. My only complaint would... read more
At more than 85,000 acres, Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park is...
At more than 85,000 acres, Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park is Florida's largest state park. More native orchid species, including the rare Ghost Orchid,grow in this wilderness than anywhere else in the United States. The park's wildlife is as diverse as its flora. Rare species such as the American crocodile and West Indian manatee live in the waterways to the south, while Florida black bears, Everglades mink and endangered Florida panthers inhabit orther regions of the park.
For many, the most memorable introduction to this wilderness is a swamp walk. strolling through the slow moving slough waters with a naturalist.