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Kirby Storter Roadside Park

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Transition From Grassland to the Cypress Forest

What a neat walk. This is a boardwalk Trail that goes back into a cypress forest. The area is a... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
MikeB1952
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Nice easy walk for all

This is a mile long boardwalk that is an easy walk for all. Good view of cypress swamp, good photo... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
DGoat
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Michigan
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48900 Tamiami Trl E, Ochopee, FL 34141-2077
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

What a neat walk. This is a boardwalk Trail that goes back into a cypress forest. The area is a picnic area. Off to one side is the boardwalk (about .4 mile one way). The trail begins with a stunted cypress stand and a large...More

1  Thank MikeB1952
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

This is a mile long boardwalk that is an easy walk for all. Good view of cypress swamp, good photo area. The pool at the end did have a gator.

Thank DGoat
Reviewed 24 November 2017

This stop on Highway 41 provides and excellent walk through the park on an extended boardwalk that allows visitors to see the swamp and the waterways up close. There is ample parking and toilets.Well worth a stop and a walk.

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 3 June 2017

I didn't really dress properly to go on a true hike, so I was happy to find this nice, long boardwalk that goes through dwarf cypress trees. The bugs weren't as bad as the were elsewhere, but I still don't advise coming in the summer...More

1  Thank myfloridalife
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This trail involves a short boardwalk over sawgrass and then a bald cypress swamp. Very dry when we visited in early April, but a bit of water left at the end of the boardwalk. Beautiful bald cypress forest with Bromeliads and ferns. You may see...More

Thank Sarracenia
Reviewed 15 March 2017

To me, a roadside park is a highway pit stop with picnic tables and restrooms. Kirby-Storter is that, but it is a lot more. An accessible boardwalk leads half a mile into the surrounding cypress swamp, giving visitors a chance to view the area while...More

Thank passinthroo
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This park is just that, a roadside park with sheltered picnic areas. A one mile round trip boardwalk leads through a mature cypress stand keeping your feet dry even after a heavy rain. There is a covered place to rest about half way out. This...More

Thank bikingfarmer
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This park has a nice boardwalk out into the middle of the swamp. At the end came upon a pool with a couple of gators. Nice little walk.

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

You never know what you may hear or see on this short walk. Worth the time to stop and stretch. Bring bug spray if venturing later in the afternoon.

Thank Reasonable50
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a must-do while visiting Big Cypress NPres/Everglades NP. The boardwalk makes the area accessible for the entire family. while it was only my husband and I this time, I will return with our young children. We saw multi-generational families enjoying their walk. The...More

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