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Sawgrass Park

Sawgrass Lake Park is a beautiful natural park in St. Petersburg, Florida. The park is approximately 400 acres and is home to many different kinds of animals and plants, and it’s a great place to go for a nature walk or hike. There are also several playgrounds and picnic areas, so it’s a great place to bring the kids.

The park consists of forest, swamps, lakes, and fields. There are hiking paths throughout the park including and elevated boardwalk over the swamp land so you can safely get a closer look at the wildlife. You are likely to see fish, turtles, lizards, birds, alligators, armadillos, and possibly even snakes. Remember, do you feed the wildlife! There is also an observation tower on the edge of the lake that give you a beautiful aerial view of the Lake and park. Birdwatchers love the observation tower area because you will find long range views around the lake and fields.

When you are planning your trip to Sawgrass Lake Park, there are a few things you will want to consider. You will want wear cool comfortable walking clothes and bring sun protection. Although there are many shaded areas in the park, there are also many areas of full sun. Keep in mind, this is Florida, so there is a very good chance you will encounter mosquitos, so a good bug repellent is an important item to bring.

After hiking around the park, there are many great locations and pavilions to have a picnic so make sure to bring a picnic lunch with you. Most of the pavilions are near parking areas so you won’t have to carry a cooler or picnic basket very far unless you want to. You can enjoy a picture lunch while looking over the water or watching a gopher tortoise dig.

I almost forgot to mention, there is also an education center near the main office with information on all of the flora and fauna you are likely to see in the park. This helps you make your visit both fun and educational. One of the best parts about this excursion is that it is completely free! All you have to do is get yourself to the park and there is no charge for entrance or parking.

If you’re looking for a fun and educational day trip, be sure to check out Sawgrass Lake Park in St Petersburg, Florida!

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