Fakahatchee Strand Preserve
137 Coastline Drive
Copeland, Florida 34137
Strand State Preserve is a Florida State Park just west of Copeland,
Florida. It is located in the Fakahatchee Strand, a thread of forested
swamp in Big Cypress, part of the Florida Everglades, on SR 29.
Plants found in the park include royal palm, bald
cypress, bromeliads, ferns, and orchids.
Among the wildlife of the park are a number of
threatened and endangered species: the Florida panther, Wood Stork,
black bear, fox squirrel, and Everglades mink. The park also is home
to white-tailed deer, raccoons, opossums, Red-shouldered Hawks,
turkeys, owls, and vultures. Alligators, ducks, Sandhill Cranes,
Roseate Spoonbills, Bald Eagles, and osprey can be seen in the park.
Activities include plant and wildlife viewing.
Amenities include Janes Scenic Drive, an 11–mile–long unpaved, gravel
road, a 2,000 foot boardwalk and guided tours.
Florida state parks are open between 8 a.m. and
sundown every day of the year (including holidays).