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Sweetwater Wetlands Park

209 Reviews
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Sweetwater Wetlands Park

209 Reviews
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Sue G wrote a review Jul 2020
Sebastian, Florida92 contributions36 helpful votes
Stopped in for a short hike on a sweltering afternoon. Due to Covid19 some of the trail paths are blocked off. We got to walk down to the pond where street garbage is collected and kept out of the water that feeds into Payne's Prairie. Surprisingly we saw several baby gators, cormorant, herons, stilts, and ducks. Unfortunately, a major electrical storm rolled in and we couldn't go further. Only problem was the admission fee. I don't mind the $5 fee but I did not like the idea of having to download an app just for that. There has got to be a better way. The system is off putting.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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tiltedaxis wrote a review May 2020
Florida363 contributions58 helpful votes
We make the drive from Jacksonville multiple times each year just to go to this park. It has amazing wildlife and is very well maintained and clean. The app to pay for parking now is efficient and easy. I will definitely be back again soon.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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donnab1974 wrote a review Mar 2020
Hopkinsville, Kentucky382 contributions14 helpful votes
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This has been my go to place to get out and relax, exercise and just enjoy the outdoors. I’ve always had good luck seeing the alligators, turtles and a wide variety of bird. You won’t be disappointed!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Sylvia B wrote a review Mar 2020
29 contributions2 helpful votes
I have visited many times-always see gators and a varity of birds. Was lucky enough to see wild horses one time up close
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Date of experience: February 2020
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sydney47 wrote a review Mar 2020
Loveland, Colorado155 contributions43 helpful votes
This park just south of Gainesville is a jewel. Beautiful wetlands with great paths and boardwalks. We saw so many birds and critters. A true photographer and birders paradise. There is a $5 entrance fee, adequate parking, and bathrooms at the entrance. Several shade structures and places to rest. Bring water and your camera and enjoy! Just a note for fellow RV travelers there is no RV parking.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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