Saturday, November 27, 2021

Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk Reopens

Submitted Photos | The Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk ends at this secluded gator pond.


The Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk on the north side of Route 41 West of SR-29 has reopened to the public. The boardwalk had been closed since late March. 

The 2,300-foot wooden boardwalk takes visitors into the heart of Fakahatchee Strand, the largest bald cypress/royal palm swamp in the world. The bald cypress trees surrounding the boardwalk are hundreds of years old. A pond at the end of the boardwalk is great place to rest and observe alligators and a variety of birds who make the pond their home. 

“With temperatures dropping and many migrating birds returning, the reopening of the boardwalk couldn’t come at a better time,” said Francine Stevens, Executive Director of the Friends of Fakahatchee. 

The boardwalk is maintained by Friends of Fakahatchee volunteers with supplies funded by visitor donations. 



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