Hiking

Hiking

Friends of Fakahatchee: Dedicated to financial and volunteer support to preserve the unique ecology and cultural heritage of Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park and educate the public about its importance.

Hike the Fakahatchee

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There’s hardly anywhere wilder! Experience a wide range of ecosystems and learn how this landscape was shaped by water, time and mankind. Permitted Commercial Operators can guide your hiking adventure within the boundaries of the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. A portion of the proceeds of their ticket sales benefits the Park and its programs.

Of course, you may hike on your own. Please review the park’s hiking opportunities, along with suggestions to prepare for swamp conditions, on our Trails and Trams page. You may also choose to begin your explorations with an Official Friends of Fakahatchee tour.


Tour Operators

 

Official FOF Swamp Walks

Friends of Fakahatchee
If you want to get your feet wet, our Introduction to Swamp Walk with Tram Tour combines the best of both worlds. Want to get wetter? Our longer Naturalist-led Swamp Walk may be for you. If you truly want to immerse yourself in the Fakahatchee, go for the Biologist Swamp. . . Explore more

Adventure Paddle Tours

Adventure Paddle Tours offers kayak tours launching from the East River Canoe trail located in the heart of the Fakahatchee State Park. All tours are led by owner-operator Kyle McKenzie and include all kayaking equipment necessary to enjoy a day on the water. Tours begin with a 15-minute paddle lesson. . . Explore more

Ivey House Everglades Kayak Adventures

The Ivey House as we know it today was founded in the 1980’s.  The inn is open year round and offers 18 spacious, comfortable rooms surround by our beautifully landscaped, screened-in courtyard. The goal is meet our guests' needs for lodging, guided eco-tours and boat rentals. The front desk area. . . Explore more
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The Fine Print

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The permitted commercial operators above are independent contractors and are not owned by or affiliated with FOF or the DEP. Any bookings or ticket purchases should be made directly with the respective Permitted Commercial Operators who are solely responsible for providing the contracted services. The information in this website relating to the permitted operators is provided by them and has not been verified by FOF, and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, or services, contained on this website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.