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INTRODUCTION TO SWAMP WALK with TRAM TOUR led by a Master Naturalist

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Fakahatchee Preserve State Park

137 Coastline drive Copeland FL 34137

Coastline drive

Copeland, FL 34137

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"This tour combines elements of our tram tours and swamp walks to give participants a wonderful introduction to the Fakahatchee," says volunteer Master Naturalist Patrick Higgins.

Each Tram Tour includes a Swamp Walk and begins with an interpretive ride on the Friend's Ghost Rider tram to the site of the swamp walk. After about 90 minutes of wading through the swamp, participants board the tram for the return trip.

Master Naturalists leading the group will share their insights about the Fakahatchee's flora and fauna on both wet and dry portions of the adventure. The Fakahatchee Preserve is the largest State park in Florida, home to a rich concentration of orchids including the famous ghost orchid and serves as a haven for endangered wildlife. Participants will be required to sign a standard release of liability form.

Participants are required to wear sturdy lace-up shoes (NO sandals) and long pants and can change to dry clothes at the visitors restrooms for their drive home. Dress appropriately for the weather.

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the tour's departure set for 9:30 AM, the tour concludes approximately by 1:30 PM .

In fairness to all participants the guide will NOT cut the tour short for folks who expect to leave the park at 1:30 PM sharp so please plan accordingly.

The tram will be waiting for participants on Jane's Scenic Drive (near the Park's small visitor center at 139 Coastline dr. Copeland) , there will be a designated area on Janes Scenic Drive to park your vehicles near the tram.

Janes Scenic Drive is accessible ONLY via SR 29 (between HI 75 and US 41) DO NOT rely on incorrect GPS direction providing a different route to Jane Scenic drive in Copeland (not in Naples).

This tour is $60.00 per person, proceeds go to support the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park.

For a map of the Park http://orchidswamp.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/TrailMap-rev-6-6-18.pdf

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Fakahatchee Preserve State Park

137 Coastline drive Copeland FL 34137

Coastline drive

Copeland, FL 34137

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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