Big Tree Park
Big Tree Park
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campbellair
Kissimmee, FL13 contributions
Nov 2019
Hundreds of years of history in this pace
Tell a lot of USA history, pays to go.
This tree has been there since too long ago.
Great nature and quite place, those who love nature should go!
Written February 11, 2020
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Bob C
Longwood, FL97 contributions
Oct 2020
Though easy to get to, it is basically the remnants of what was a beautiful giant historical tree... I believe it was called The Senator. Entire area is very old Florida. The tree could have come down during the many hurricanes and sadly the inside of the trunk was badly burned when a homeless person made a fire to keep warm on winter.
Written November 17, 2020
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Chandler
Jupiter, FL75 contributions
Mar 2018 • Solo
This is a nice park, the boardwalk is well maintained and you get to see a tree that's almost 2,000 years old which is pretty exciting. It is disappointing at the senator the 3500 year old tree was burned down. This is still a nice park a small child's play area and some good educational plaques.
Written March 9, 2018
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Louis F
Altus, OK736 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
Although The Senator is no longer there as it burned down awhile ago, Lady Liberty still stands strong about 40 feet away. She is estimated to be about 2000 years old, which is still really impressive.
Written July 31, 2020
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OrlandoCyclist
Orlando, FL425 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
County folks planted new tree sired from old tree that was burned by careless women. Park is nothing much without tree. There is a short boardwalk and bathroom facilities but no drinking water. It is on the Seminole multi-use trail so it a convenient resting stop for dog walkers, runners and cyclists between Winter Springs and Lake Mary if you know how to navigate a few streets. Some signs help with navigation but more are needed.
Written June 12, 2018
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David M
Lake Wales, FL87 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
Now that the Senator has burned down due to that girl the park is just not the same. Granted it still is pretty and has nice vegetation but the whole point of the park was to see the The Senator. Great for the children or maybe a picnic and also has the Seminole trail right beside it that you can bike or hike. I miss going to look at that tree :-(
Written July 3, 2015
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Orlandopropmanager
Apopka, FL7 contributions
Aug 2014 • Solo
As others have said, the Biggest Tree that was in the park ("The Senator") was burned to the ground by a crackhead who needed some light to see her crack while she was doing her thing inside the tree. Sweet. Though she torched "The Senator" in early 2012, she only received her "sentence" of a few years' probation a couple of months ago.

"Lady Liberty"- a smaller and younger Bald Cypress Tree remains on the park. It's believed to be 2,000 years old and it's still one of the oldest trees on the planet. "The Phoenix" is a virtual clone of "The Senator", and it sits in the park as well in hopes it'll one day soar as high as "The Senator" itself.

Good trip to reflect on things- though admittedly a bit sad and infuriating knowing that a 3,500-year-old tree that was just minding it's own business fell at the hands of a crackhead. Disgusting.
Written September 2, 2014
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Carol R
Longwood, Florida, United States10 contributions
Mar 2013 • Family
In March 2013 we attended the dedication of "The Phoenix" which is a clone of the oldest and largest bald cypress destroyed by fire in 2012. The ceremony replete with state dignitaries, school bands and chorus was awesome! We are growing a sapling given to attendees. It's now about 4.5 feet tall and my grandson is the gardener responsible for its survival. The park offers playground equipment, boardwalks through the woods, information boards and markers to make the trail interesting and informative. A great place to escape the heat and sun. The Phoenix is an inspiring story!
Written July 29, 2013
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chippie1977
Madison, WI89 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
The trees, of course, were something to see. Nice interpretive trail. Lots of people in and out of the parking lot, but not many on the trail. Worth the stop if you are in the area, visiting Wekiwa Springs.
Written March 4, 2018
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Tink B
Longwood, FL23 contributions
Mar 2017 • Friends
So sad that this unique park no longer has "The Senator"-Florida's oldest and largest cypress tree. I nice place to bring the family for an afternoon walk or picnic.
Written February 7, 2018
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