Description: Small City Park, Beach, and Boat ramp in Punta Gorda near the mouth of the Peace River.
Vegetation Communities: Mangrove swamp, beach, grassy areas, hardwoods, palms.
Location: Punta Gorda, 3 miles from intersection of US41 and Marion Ave, or 5 miles from I-75. Go south on Marion to the end.
Amenities: Bathrooms, Peace River Wildlife Center, children’s play area, boat ramp, boat trailer and car parking, boardwalk.
Animal Species: We are still building an inventory, but here is the beginning:
Birds that you may encounter year-round include:
|Brown Pelican||Laughing Gull||Royal Tern|
|Great Blue Heron||Little Blue Heron||Spotted sandpiper|
|Cowbird||Snowy Egret||Great Egret|
|Louisiana Tricolor Heron||Ground Dove||Great Horned Owl|
|Starling||Turkey Vulture||Black Vulture|
|Red-breasted Merganser||Lesser Scaup||Belted Kingfisher|
|Osprey||Fish Crow||Roseate Spoonbill|
|Woodstork||Bald eagle||Yellow-crowned Night Heron|
|Black-crowned Night Heron||Red-bellied Woodpecker||Piliated Woodpecker|
|Green Heron||Boat-tailed Grackle||Frigate Bird|
|Sanderling||Red-winged Blackbird||Prairie Warbler|
|American Kestrel||Palm Warbler||Horned Grebe|
|Sandwich Tern||Blue-gray Gnatcatcher||Tree Swallow|
|Yellow-rumped Warbler||Cardinal||White-eyed Vireo|
|Least Sandpiper||Red-shouldered Hawk||Double-crested Cormorant|
|White Ibis||Common Loon||Semipalmated Plover|
|Mourning Dove||Ring-billed Gull||Hooded Merganser|
|Cottontail Rabbit||Brown Anole|