Sawgrass Lake Park - St Petersburg, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 27° 50.086 W 082° 40.062
17R E 335764 N 3080015
Quick Description: 400 acre park with a boardwalk, overlook tower, and educational center.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 9/7/2009 7:46:44 AM
Waymark Code: WM760G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member hiddenrock
Views: 4

Long Description:
Sawgrass Lake Park, 400 acres in size, allows people to walk through one of the largest maple swamps on the Gulf Coast of Florida. The park’s mile-long boardwalk and half-mile dirt trail provide opportunities to see birds, butterflies, plants and animals in their natural settings within the most densely populated county in Florida. Herons, egrets, ibis, wood storks, alligators and turtles can be seen along the canals and lakes. Thousands of birds migrate through the park during the fall and spring, attracting birders and eco-tourists from all over the country. Sawgrass Lake Park is mentioned by the Great Florida Birding Trail and the National Audubon Society as one of the premier birding sites in Florida.

Sawgrass Lake Park is the result of a unique cooperative agreement between the Pinellas County Parks & Recreation Department, the Pinellas County School District and the Southwest Florida Water Management District. Two Park Naturalists and a dedicated Environmental Education Resource Teacher offer nature tours and outdoor field trips for thousands of visitors and school students annually.

All information taken from (visit link)

Pets are allowed in park but not on boardwalk or in nature center.
Managing Agency:
City of St Petersburg

Cluster Name: West

County: Pinellas

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