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Day Hike - Arbuckle Tract Lake Wales Ridge State Forest

Come join us as we hike the trails in the Lake Wales Ridge State Forest as an early start to Earth Day.  We will hike approximately 6 miles.

Bring:  Sturdy walking or hiking shoes, water, snacks, lunch, and dress in layers for comfort against cool weather that will warm as the day progresses.

About Arbuckle WMA -- Arbuckle Wildlife Management Area (WMA) consists of 13,531 acres east of Avon Park in Polk County 5 miles south of Frostproof. Part of the Lake Wales Ridge State Forest, this area was purchased to protect numerous rare and endangered plants and animals. Arbuckle occupies a high ridge of ancient sand dunes and contains fast disappearing pine and oak scrub, home to Florida scrub-jays and gopher tortoises. Arbuckle WMA is part of the Great Florida Birding Trail. Scrub-jays inhabit the oak scrub along the road into the area. Short-tailed hawks may be observed on the Paula Dockery Trail, and at Lake Arbuckle are wading birds, bald eagles, limpkins, and ospreys .


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  • Ronda C.

    "It was a great hike" all of the sugar sand got to me just a little; but all and all it was a great hike.

    April 13, 2013

  • Wayne D.

    Sorry folks I have a conflict. Pesky relatives LOL Just kidding.

    April 9, 2013

  • brookie m.

    ha david I helped with the clean up at bok towers I am trying to reach you about getting in this if you get this my e mail is [masked] thanks

    April 8, 2013

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