Freshwater Marsh

Freshwater lakes, marshes, and impoundments collectively amount to 10 percent of the refuge’s surface area, and provide a majority of the seasonal waterfowl and shorebird habitat available on the refuge. Public use activities such as wildlife viewing, photography, and freshwater fishing are highly concentrated within the roughly 1,600 acres of managed impoundments present on the refuge. Extensive freshwater marshes are associated with the upper tidal portions of the Sopchoppy and St. Marks/Wakulla river systems. 

Facts About Freshwater Marsh

Most symbolic image of Florida in public's mind

Supports wading birds, fish, exotic plants, alligators and more

Sawgrass up to ten feet tall