DuPuis Reserve

Description:
This state forest, located two miles from the east shore of Lake Okeechobee, represents a remnant of the northern portion of the Everglades and includes pine flatwoods, cypress swamps, wet prairies, and freshwater marshes. There are four loop trails of varying lengths developed by the Florida Trail Association.

Watchable wildlife:
Several bald eagles nest here. Herons, egrets, wood storks, and white ibis hunt for food in the marshes close to the road during the wet season. Look for white-tailed deer and wild hogs around dawn and dusk.

Ownership:
South Florida Water Management District; managed by the Florida Forest Service

Contact:
(561) 924-5310

Directions:
From Florida Highway 710 at Indiantown, drive 6 miles west on Florida 76 to Gate 2, on the south side of the road.  Gate 2 provides access to hiking trails, Gate 3 access to horseback riding.  Gate 6 provides access for the general public.

Related Sites:
Other East Central Florida Wildlife Sites
Florida State Parks



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