This recreation area provides panoramic views of the pine
islands, unique natural beaches, and shallow bays of the Gulf of
Mexico. Low tide exposes expanses of mud flats that host large
numbers of shorebirds and wading birds. An observation tower offers
great views of the surrounding area.
Shorebirds and wading birds remain at Hagen's Cove year-round, but
their numbers and diversity are bolstered during fall and spring
migration. Common birds include plovers, sandpipers, marbled
godwit, willet, dunlin, short-billed dowitcher, and whimbrel.
Reddish egrets sometimes linger during late summer and fall. Osprey
and brown pelicans fish the surrounding waters throughout the year.
Many different waterfowl species overwinter.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
(850) 838-1306 or (386) 758-0525
From Perry, travel about 4.5 miles south on Florida Highway
27A. Turn right on County Road 361 and drive 22 miles to
Hagen's Cove Road. Turn right, parking area is 1.5 miles
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