Remnant stands of old-growth bald cypress more than 400 years old
is the most remarkable natural feature of Reedy Creek Swamp, to
which the study center site offers access. The swamp is also rich
with orchids, mosses, epiphytes, and ferns. Visitors can view the
swamp from an 1800-foot elevated boardwalk and observation
Look for nesting bald eagles and a rookery of great blue herons in
the winter and early spring. Prothonotary warblers nest in spring
and summer. Flocks of white ibis and egrets congregate to feed in
small pools during the dry season. You may also see barred owls,
red-shouldered hawks, black vultures, and turkey vultures.
Osceola District Schools
(407) 870-0551 or (407) 870-2400
From U.S. Highway 441 in Kissimmee, drive west on U.S. Highway
17/92 4 miles to Poinciana Boulevard. Take a left (south) and
drive 6 miles to park entrance on right.
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