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Palmetto Trail

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0.9 Miles 1.4 Kilometers

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Doubletrack

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3' 1 m

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A straightforward boardwalk through alligator-visited swampland.

Russell Hobart

Overview

Stay on boardwalks and trails. Food is not allowed on the trails. Wild animals should never associate humans with food. Do not feed animals. Leave plants and animals as you find them. Do not pick flowers or dig up plants. Do not tease or try to catch animals, insects or reptiles. Dogs are only allowed in the parking lot on leash.
Features: Birding — Views — Wildlife
Dogs: No Dogs

Description

From the parking lot, take the Visitor Center Trail past the Visitor Center until you can take the first right. Both the Visitor Center Trail and this trail are flat boardwalks from beginning to end.

The trail gives a great view of swamp life with many animals lazing in the sun just feet away below the boardwalk. Depending on the season, you may get great views of many swamp flowers typically isolated away from viewing. The trees are a little less thick compared to other trails in the area, which allows broader views and more direct sun.

When the trail terminates you have the choice to head back or continue on the Bayou Coquille Trail. This trail is handicap accessible.

Check the NPS website to see what flowers are blooming during your visit.

Flora & Fauna

Black and yellow garden spiders (not banana spiders), owls, hogs, alligators, and corn snakes and tons of other swamp critters.

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