Location: Dixie, Jefferson, Levy, Taylor,and Wakulla Counties
Acreage: 984,325 acres of sovereign submerged lands
The Big Bend Seagrasses Aquatic Preserve epitomizes the Florida estuarine system and is the largest aquatic preserve and one of the most pristine places in Florida.
Provides habitat to a wide variety of sea and shore birds including a large nesting colony of frigate birds on Seahorse Key.
As Florida’s largest aquatic preserve and the sparse development along its shores, Big Bend Seagrasses Aquatic Preserve has a wealth of recreational opportunities, including swimming, wildlife viewing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, scalloping and fishing. There are several state parks, national wildlife refuges and two paddling trails.
- Big Bend Saltwater Paddling Trail
- Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail
- Fanning Springs State Park
- Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge
- Manatee Springs State Park
Originally posted 2012-09-23 21:20:19. Republished by Blog Post Promoter