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Sweetwater Wetlands Park

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Lovely park

This is a great nature park, and worth a visit. There are several paths to choose from. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lori R
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Gainesville, Florida, United States
Great new park

This place is amazing if you love nature and animals. Its abundant with both. There are several... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul B
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Gainesville, Florida
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“wild horses”(22 reviews)
“wading birds”(7 reviews)
“wood storks”(3 reviews)
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325 SW Williston Rd, Gainesville, FL 32601-9046
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great nature park, and worth a visit. There are several paths to choose from. Lots of great bird watching, gators, and we were fortunate to see a herd of wild horses, a few of which galloped right past us. The paths are...More

Thank Lori R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing if you love nature and animals. Its abundant with both. There are several boardwalk paths that you can choose to walk, but they all have stunning views of birds, flowers, and even gators living in their natural environment. It is brand...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great park with lots of wildlife to view, even in the heat of the day. Saw wild horses, a boar and tons of birds. Nice walking trails too, wide and open.

Thank Vicki H
Reviewed 10 August 2018

It is a really nice area where I can get a close look at the all kinds of bird and reptiles. But if the weather is toasty, and it haven' t rain for a long time, here will a bit boring since most of the...More

1  Thank Tianlan D
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Well, i have to admit I wish I found this park earlier. If you think Lachua trail is fabulous wait until you check out the sweetwater wetland park. Amazing space, fabulous birds, incredible walks and truly long hikes. this is a place to throw away...More

Thank Maha E
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This wetland preserve is also a waste management facility, but you'd never know it. On the surface you see dozens of species of birds and a tranquil park, but the water is actually being filtered through the wetland and into the local groundwater, balancing the...More

1  Thank Anthony K
Reviewed 15 July 2018

We had a beautiful day walking around this park. when you first walk in there is a white board, on the bird is the wildlife that was spotted. Fun to look for what other people have seen. Lots of birds, snakes and alligators. Highlight was...More

Thank kmm2007
Reviewed 7 July 2018

The territory is huge. We spent about two hours there and only saw a small part of the place. Lots of wildlife. The park is very quiet and pristine.Beautiful views. Nice place to get away and unwind. Parking is convenient. Definitely recommend to plan for...More

Thank irinkaflorida
Reviewed 26 June 2018

This is a unique location with well-manicured nature path on open wetlands. Get within feet of alligators, horses, turtles and cranes. Great location to take kids, go for a walk or a longer hike. Always felt safe. Parking with easy and convenient.

Thank Ryan M
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Peaceful and serene. Great place to get away from the hustle bustle and commune with nature. Wonderful raised boardwalk provides beautiful vantage points. Look for the wild horses. They are a treat to spot.

Thank Valerie K
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Response from Radiohutch | Reviewed this property |
$5.00 per vehicle
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Rick K
11 December 2016|
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Response from GayeofPA | Reviewed this property |
Their website says it is open Monday through Sundays, including holidays.
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11 December 2016|
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Response from Theresa A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the park is open on holidays. There's a gate that opens and closes at posted hours and a pay station as you pull in, otherwise it's open access.
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