This Park is on a small penisula-
Prairie Creek Preserve
The Preserve is comprised of 1,603 acres of predominately native habitat that straddles Prairie Creek. It was purchased in 2008 using Conservation Charlotte funds. This Preserve sustains and improves wildlife habitat, especially for the Florida Scrub Jay and provides future opportunities for connectivity and wildlife corridors. It was opened to the public in November, 2008. It can be reached by taking I-
Ollie’s Pond Park
This is a small Park (41 acres) located in Port Charlotte on the northeast corner of Bly Ave and Felda St. One way to get there is to take US41 to Edgewater Drive. Head west on Edgewater Drive to Pellam Blvd and turn right. Proceed north on Pellam, turning left at Poston Ave. Then turn right on Scenery St and go one block. The Park is on the northwest corner of Scenery St and Bly Ave. There is a pond in the Park and a walking path that goes around it.
Port Charlotte Beach
The Port Charlotte Beach Complex is a 15-
Fred C. Babcock/Cecil M. Webb State Wildlife Management Area
This WMA is located southeast of Punta Gorda. From Port Charlotte or Punta Gorda, one can take US 41 or I-
There is a pay station on the right side, about 0.5 miles beyond the I-
There are ponds on both sides of Tuckers Grade near the entrance where wading birds can be frequently observed. One can turn right and take the paved road for about five miles, which runs alongside a long narrow lake. Or one can proceed east on Tuckers Grade, turn left (north) unto Seaboard Grade, and left (west) again on Tram Grade. Then return back to Tuckers Grade by turning south on Oil Well Grade.
Tippecanoe Environmental Park
This Park is a 380 acre preserve with diverse habitats including oak scrub, scrubby flatwoods, pine flatwoods, coastal hammocks, floodplain forest, salt marshes and mangrove swamps. Tippecanoe is home to a family of Florida Scrub Jays, as well as a large population of gopher tortoises. Boardwalks provide visitors the opportunity to observe the bird wildlife within the mangroves and look out over the marshes.
Tippecanoe Environmental Park is located behind the Charlotte County Sports Stadium of of SR 776. The address is 2400 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte, FL.
For more information, including a map of the trails within the Park, click on the following link.
Stump Pass Beach State Park
This state park is located at the south end of Manasota Key in the town of Englewood, Florida. The address is 700 Gulf Blvd, Englewood, Fl. The 245-
Most of the birds are found at the southern tip of the Park. On Manasota Key, there is a 1.3-
To reach the Park, take CR 776 into Englewood. Turn west on Beach Road. Stay on Beach Road onto Manasota Key. When the road splits, keep to your left. This will become Gulf Blvd. Stay on Gulf Blvd till the road ends; you will be right in front of the Park entrance. There is a $3 fee per vehicle to enter the Park.
For more information, including a map of the Park, click on the following link.