Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Fakahatchee Strand Swamp Walks scheduled

Get wet? You bet! That’s the whole point of the famous swamp walks in the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park.

The Friends of Fakahatchee have spaces available in their two remaining January Swamp Walks on Saturday, January 12 and Saturday, January 19.

The walks through knee to waist high waters of the park are led by naturalists who are experts in the flora and fauna of the 80,000 acre state park. Fakahatchee Strand is called the “Amazon of North America” and is home to the famous ghost orchid and many other rare plants and animals. The walks begin promptly at 9:30 am and conclude by 4 pm. Be sure to bring dry clothes for the drive home!

The Swamp Walk fee is $70 per person or $50 per person for members of the Friends of Fakahatchee. The walks begin at the ranger station off Jane’s Scenic Drive. The park entrance is on the west side of SR 29 between I-75 and U.S. 41.

Advance reservations are required. To see a Swamp Walk and make reservations, visit www.orchidswamp.org and click Events. For more information or to reserve by telephone, call Pam at (239) 695-1023.

 

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