Bluefield Ranch Preserve

Bluefield Ranch Preserve, Port Saint Lucie: Address, Phone Number, Bluefield Ranch Preserve Reviews: 4/5

Bluefield Ranch Preserve
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An active cattle ranch for many years, the 3,285-acre site preserves the largest stand of scrub in St. Lucie County. Located off State Road 70 at Bluefield Road, there are more than 20 miles of hiking, mountain bike and horse trails, an elevated wildlife observation deck, wildlife blind, primitive hike-in camping and primitive horseback camping.
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Richard K
Okeechobee25 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
Site before going out there. And that is not always up to date. I was an avid user for horseback riding. Very frustrating to hook up, saddleup, drive 30 minutes to fi d its locked up. Then to turn around on a one lane road.
Written October 7, 2018
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Rita B
Port Saint Lucie, FL116 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
As an avid hiker, I can honestly say that this trail is stunning. The diversity of the ecosystems is worthwhile. I explored over ten of the 20 miles of trails in the natural area. The blue loop hiking trail is worth the trip. Bring extra snacks and water. The last two miles back to the parking lot can be a bit brutal on the summer heat.
Written August 12, 2018
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Allan S
New York City, NY6,178 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Wonderfully set up with parking. Picnic. And hiking areas. It affords a chance to be with nature. Set back about 6 miles from a main road -
And offers a chance to see migrating birds, rare plants and a place away from everyday life. I never see anyone here it is open from sunrise to sunset.
Written July 3, 2018
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Donna S
Florence, WI1,601 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
This is a huge restored natural area, pretty much previously used as a cattle ranch and hunting camp. There's LOTS of wildlife native to FL. There are several hiking trails, open also for bicyclists and horseback riding. Primitive camping is available, but you have to carry everything in, as it's not near vehicle parking. The County's Dept of Environmental Resources occasionally leads guided hikes out here, by reservation only, but for free.
Written January 21, 2018
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Jane A
14 contributions
Jan 2016 • Friends
This former cattle ranch and hunting preserve is the largest stand of scrub in St. Lucie County. This was our first exploration here and we walked the 4-mile white trail through scrub and scrubby flatwoods. Other trails branch off this one through various habitats and were saved for another day.

We were glad we picked up a brochure on our way in. It highlighted points of interest and provided an aerial view of the preserve which let us follow our progress along the white trail as it looped through a narrow part of the preserve. The trail did not offer a great variety of habitat but was a marvelous introduction to Florida scrub--palmetto, pine, a few oaks. The trail was well-marked and easy to follow. Walking was occasionally complication by soft sand.

The walk provided one of those rare opportunities for being away from human noise. Cattle on an adjacent parcel lowed reassuringly as we listened for bird songs. We saw no wildlife on this walk except for small birds, but saw an area where hogs had rooted and identified deer tracks on the trail.

No water or restrooms were available. Much of the trail is not shaded so sun protection is advised.
Written January 14, 2016
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