Sat, Feb 25|
Deep Lake Trail
Family Hike: Deep Lake Trail Family Hike
Time & Location
Feb 25, 9:30 AM
Deep Lake Trail, 20202 FL-29, Ochopee, FL 34141, USA
About the Event
Join us for a family hike at a place of pure beauty!
The Deep Lake Trail is one of only a handful of hiker-only trails at Big Cypress National Preserve. It leads to its namesake, Deep Lake, which is the deepest lake in south Florida. Created as a result of a natural sinkhole, the lake is about 95 feet deep and 300 feet across and is filled with water year round, making it a favorite home for alligators during the dry season.
The trailhead is located on Highway 29 about half way between I-75 to the north and the Tamiami Trail to the south. Access is within the gated Deep Lake Fire Station property. There is no sign on the road for the Deep Lake Trail, so just be on the lookout for the fire station sign. While the gate to the station may be open when you arrive, do not enter with your vehicle, but instead park on the road shoulder and walk in (there is an unlocked gate for people).
There is no fee for this event, but donations are welcome.