Encompassing more than 5,400 acres and stretching more than 10 miles from Ft. Pierce to Jensen Beach, Savannas Preserve State Park contains the largest, most ecologically intact stretch of freshwater marsh in southeast Florida. The park offers visitors a variety of ways to explore and learn about this natural area.
Begin by visiting the Education Center located off Walton Road. The award-winning facility features interactive exhibits and displays on local history, the preserve’s natural communities, plant and animal species and how the Florida Park Service is managing the park for future generations to enjoy. The center also features live animal exhibits.
Numerous interpretive activities are available to school groups and park visitors, including guided walks and kayak/canoe trips. Kayaking and canoeing are good ways to explore the Savannas, water levels permitting. The launching area is located .75 miles from the Education Center and affords visitors easy access to the basin marsh. A small picnic pavilion and environmentally-friendly restroom are located nearby. For additional information, or to reserve a tour, please call the Education Center at (772) 398-2779.
From the Walton Road entrance, hikers, bicyclists and horseback riders share more than 8.5 miles of multi-use trails. An equestrian area, located off nearby Scenic Park Drive, can easily accommodate trailers with plenty of space to unload horses.
The trailhead on Jensen Beach Boulevard is the starting point for a leisurely 1.5-mile hike through the park’s pine flatwoods. It has a picnic pavilion and restrooms.