Description: Encompassing 492 acres, this area provides habitat for many of the varieties of Southwest Florida’s mammals, birds, and reptiles. Within the boundaries are remnants of a shell pit.

Vegetation Communities: Pine Flatwoods, Flag ponds.

Location: South of Punta Gorda, this environmental park is approximately five miles south of the Burnt Store Road intersection on U.S. Highway 41 on the west or right side of the highway.   A county sign designates the park.

Amenities: At this time, the new park has no improvements.   A parking area and walking trails are planned.

Animal Species:  You may not be able to see all these species

Birds that you may encounter year-round include:

 Anhinga  Double Crested Cormorant  Little Blue Heron
 Bachman’s Sparrow  Downy Woodpecker  Mourning Dove
 Bald Eagle  Eastern Towhee  Northern Cardinal
 Black Vulture  European Starling  Northern Mockingbird
 Blue Jay  Fish Crow  Pine Warbler
 Carolina Wren  Glossy Ibis  Red Winged Blackbird
 Cattle Egret  Great Blue Heron  Red-Bellied Woodpecker
 Common Grackle  Great Crested Flycatcher  Snowy Egret
 Boat Tailed Grackle  Great Egret  Tri-Colored Heron
 Common Ground Dove  Green Heron  White Ibis
 Common Nighthawk  House Wren  White-Eyed Vireo
 Common Yellow Throat  Killdeer  Yellow Warbler

Documented Mammals:

 Grey Squirrels  Raccoons Wild Hogs

Documented Herps:

 Gopher Tortoises  Pygmy Rattlesnakes