Yellow River Marsh Preserve State Park

 

Last weekend we decided we needed to get out of the house in between the thunderstorms.  We decided to check out one of the state parks that we haven’t visited yet.  We were definitely not disappointed by the views at the park.  I thought that this Mystery Photo Monday would be a difficult one and loved that Dara figured it out!  Yellow River Marsh Preserve State Park is absolutely gorgeous and is perfect for a quick walk so this is not an all day affair.  The walk to the marsh area is only a few minutes.  The trail is a little bit overgrown.  I was in flip flops and I wish I had tennis shoes on. 

When we got to the marsh area, I couldn’t get over the number and the size of the pitcher plants.  It was unbelievable at times! 

Before you go, read up on the pitcher plant so that you can impress your kids with all of your knowledge!  Pitcher plants are carnivorous plants; they “eat” insects! 

Things To Know Before You Go:

  • Before we entered the preserve, we made sure to discuss a respect for nature and reminded them to make sure that they did not touch or pick anything.
  • The parking lot was difficult for us to find so if you are lost, just look for the VERY large sign on the road!  The public access point is located on Dickerson County Road.
  • Once you are finished with your quick walk, there is nothing else to do at this park.  The Florida State Parks website says that there is a gazebo, but we did not see it. 

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