Come join us as we celebrate National Trails Day by hiking along the trails on the Arbuckle Tract of the Lake Wales Ridge State Forest.
Bring: Sturdy walking or hiking shoes, water, snacks, brimmed hat, sun and insect protection.
There will be exciting giveaways for all participants of this event!!
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 .