George LeStrange Preserve
George LeStrange Preserve
4.5
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This 94-acre site includes a one-mile hiking trail surrounding the 37-acre “catch-and-release” lake. A canoe launch provides access to the lake. (Electric motors and paddles only.) There is also an additional one-mile interpretative trail.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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KMH0985
Fort Pierce, FL37 contributions
Jul 2016 • Solo
I love that this preserve is centrally located in Ft. Pierce. You don't have to travel far to escape into nature. Trail maps would be nice, though it's pretty easy to follow the markers. I was dismayed to find litter, both on the main trail and more so in the canopy trails. Also, there was dog poop along the main trail. I wish the patrons would pick up after themselves - or that the county would give it a little more TLC. The trails and the pond are beautiful, though.
Written July 27, 2016
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thesooth
Florida49 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
County has done a nice job of converting this area back to nature. Small trails around the property, but there are excellent trails in the back of the park that go under 95 and the turnpike thru beautiful hammocks and oxbows, hills and ditches. A hilly hike which is unusual for this area. There are no maps showing these trails but they are well marked and maintained. Park has garbage in it which was sad to see. People using it do not take care of it. Several of the trail markers were pulled out of the ground and thrown into the woods and river.
Written May 15, 2016
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Truckie351
492 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
Heard another photographer talk about this preserve and wasn't disappointed when I visited for sunset. There are several areas along the eastern side of the lake that make for a good foreground element for sunset photos. The preserve is very popular with walkers and joggers of all ages. The lake is also popular with fisherman; it is catch and release. If you visit in the evening don't forget the insect repellent. There are a few picnic tables, two of which are under roof.
Written May 11, 2019
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Barbran74
Fort Pierce, FL51 contributions
Mar 2018 • Solo
An easy walk and you can take your dog on leash. It's pretty and quiet (unless you happen to annoy the peacocks).
Written April 18, 2018
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bkloui
Louisville, KY119 contributions
Nov 2022
We enjoyed an early evening hike around the lake at LeStrange Preserve. We arrived just before sunset just as the sun was beginning to set below the clouds. There was still time to take a brisk walk around the wide gravel / scrap asphalt path around the lake. The path is flat and is part open air and partly through a pine forest. There are several viewing stands overlooking the lake. Hundreds of migrating birds seen during our late November hike. A beautiful place to watch the setting sun.
Written December 1, 2022
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ilona
Spring Hill, FL45 contributions
Jan 2022
What a nice discovery, for us, this lovely preserve and the story of the man who donated it to the city. We enjoyed walking the easy trails all around the lake, the ducks, coots, egrets, hawk and kestrel, woodpecker and anhinga, and multitude colorful agama lizards and butterflies.
Written January 25, 2022
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RhettL
Fort Pierce, FL37 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
Nice wide walking trail and also more narrow ones along the creek. Can hike for several miles with great views along the way.
Written January 7, 2019
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George LeStrange Preserve - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)