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Sweetwater Wetlands Park

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Pleasant place for a nature walk

I had a few days in Gainesville and wanted to go for a nature walk. Sweetwater is lovely, quiet... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fairfax, Virginia
Wonderful, Peaceful Walk

Had a really fun, relaxing walk around the Sweetwater Wetlands. There are several, well... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jeff P
Dallas, Texas
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325 SW Williston Rd, Gainesville, FL 32601-9046
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a few days in Gainesville and wanted to go for a nature walk. Sweetwater is lovely, quiet, and clean park. It is more of a wetland walking trail. I saw wild horses, a big snake, a little snake, ducks, heron, and an alligator...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a really fun, relaxing walk around the Sweetwater Wetlands. There are several, well maintained, paths to walk on and take in the sights. We saw many types of birds, a few turtles, snakes, lizards, and a couple small gators. Bring some water with you...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful, peaceful, unique setting in town. Saw wild many species of wildlife, including wild horses. Great place for photography or a morning walk. Hidden gem in Gainesville.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank K A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful park The boardwalk allows for easy walking and there are several places to stop and rest if needed. You will see lots of wildlife including birds, alligators, wild horses, and deer. This is a popular place for bird watchers. You can...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 654kathleenb
Reviewed July 2, 2019

This park is incredible for those who love to watch birds. The down side is that there is no shade to walk the path. Very hot during summer, one would (should) take an umbrella for protection from the burning sun, or go in the fall/spring....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Patricia K
Reviewed June 30, 2019 via mobile

A nice place 2 visit if you like walking. You will get a workout here and if your into wildlife you will also find it here as well. The thing I liked the most is the boardwalk.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank William B
Reviewed June 26, 2019

Put it in your GPS and head on out to walk the short trail and bring your binoculars! Lots to see most mornings and maybe even a gator in the water! It is a very sunny trail so bring a hat and sunglasses. Very flat...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 17, 2019

We visited in June 2019. Nice walk areas, well identified and good barriers between you and the animal population such as the gators. Lots of birds, turtles, and several alligators. We spent about 2 hours, nice wildlife habitat area.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Randy K
Reviewed June 10, 2019

This is a great new park. A nice walk around unspoiled wilderness with lots of wildlife to see (birds, gators, turtles, horses, snakes, etc).

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank FloridaMan2
Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

We are from North Carolina but visit Gainesville usually two times a year. We usually come to this park multiple times each time we are in Gainesville. Now that it is summer it is highly recommended you visit this park in the morning or evening....More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Tami R
July 8, 2019|
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Response from Julie T | Reviewed this property |
I do believe that most, if not all of the walkways would accommodate a scooter.
October 11, 2018|
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Response from Radiohutch | Reviewed this property |
Nope, no dogs allowed in this park.
Wanda M
July 28, 2018|
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$5.00 per vehicle