Wildlife photography, walk

  • March 16, 2013 · 9:30 AM
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I'm stepping out of my comfort zone here (alligators), so don't worry, I'm right behind you guys!

If you're a photographer, come on out and look for wildlife!  If you're a walker, then they have trails.  We can spend time in small groups or as one big one, depending on what you guys want to do. 

  Jones loop (X161 off I75) turns into Burnt Store Rd.  You can also reach Burnt Store Road off 41.

Please read from their website below:


The Alligator Creek Preserve was established in 1987, it is adjacent to the 30,000+acre Charlotte Harbor State Park Preserve. CHEC is located on property owned by the State of Florida and the Center’s portion is leased to the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center, Inc. for environmental education and recreation. The Alligator Creek Preserve includes four (4) miles of nature trails. Year-round volunteers offer interpretive trail walks to the public free of charge.

Guidelines at the Alligator Creek Preserve:
Dogs are allowed to hike with you. You must keep your dog leashed at all times. The leash must be no longer than 6ft in length. We understand that some dogs are very well behaved and will not chase animals; however, this is for your dog’s safety. You may have a well-trained dog; but we have untrained, unleashed wild animals. Also, please bring a plastic bag and pick up after your dog. (Scoop the Poop!) Thanks

You must comply with the State Park Rules:
1) No Alcohol is allowed in the park.
2) No Camping in the Preserve.
3) No Bike riding on the trails.
4) No Smoking on the trails.
5) Collection of any kind is not permitted.
6) Alligators are protected by state and federal laws. Please do not approach or disturb alligators.

(If you do bring a dog, do not bring an aggressive dog or a barker because we dont want to scare the wildlife!)

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  • Claudia

    We had 7 of us this morning! It was a beautiful walk.

    March 16, 2013

    • Amy M.

      Most definitely!

      March 17, 2013

  • Amy M.

    This was a great idea! Thanks Claudia.

    March 17, 2013

  • Brenda H.

    Beautiful morning for a walk.

    March 16, 2013

  • Claudia

    There will be a bunch from the FM group too!

    March 16, 2013

  • Judy

    Having a garage sale...would love to do this...hope it's scheduled again

    March 10, 2013

  • Candy K.

    Sounds like fun wish I could go

    March 3, 2013

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