- Wildlife Observation and Photography
Many refuge dike roads offer excellent wildlife observation and photography opportunities. Wildlife utilizes different habitats and to provide a wide range of wildlife viewing, six hiking trails are provided to allow access in more remote areas.
Bald Eagle - Photo by Joel Reynolds
- Cruickshank Trail is a 5 mile loop around an impounded marsh and is located at Stop 9 of Black Point Wildlife Drive. Restrooms are located in the parking lot and two observation towers are within a short walk of the trailhead.
- Wild Bird Trail is a ¼ mile trail located at Stop 3 of Black Point Wildlife Drive. Two wildlife observation blinds provide views of different marsh habitats.
- Scrub Ridge Trail is a 3/4 mile loop routed through oak scrub and is a good place to see scrub jays and other scrub species.
- Pine Flatwoods Trail is a 1 mile loop and follows fire breaks though pines and oak scrub.
- Oak and Palm Hammock trails provide ½ mile and 2 mile trails through hardwood hammocks.
Scrub Ridge Trail - Photo by Susan Waldron
Hammock Trail - Photo by Susan Waldron