CREW *CREW Bird Rookery Swamp, CREW Flint Pen Strand, CREW Cypress Dome Trail, and CREW Marsh Trails are all open to the public from sunrise to sunset.Bird Rookery Swamp access will be closed temporarily for boardwalk construction beginning 8/18/21 until further notice.
Please continue to practice social distancing while visiting our CREW trails and follow CDC guidelines.
The entire 12-mile loop is clearly marked with letters to help you gauge your distances. The Purple trail is now open and connects CREW Bird Rookery Swamp trail to the CREW Flint Pen Strand trails. The Purple trail distance is 3.1 miles to the main parking lot at CREW Flint Pen Strand starting from the intersection above point E. The Purple trail is currently inundated with water.
Be aware that alligators will warm themselves on the trail. Please do not attempt to force them to move when you pass.
Trails are inundated with water and summer wildflowers are in bloom.
Check HUNT DATES. Trails are always open to everyone, however if you’re planning to hike during a hunting season and prefer a trail without hunting, try the CREW Marsh Trails around the corner on Corkscrew Rd. All trails are pooling water and some areas are ankle to knee deep.
Check HUNT DATES. Hunting takes place north of CREW Flint Pen Strand trail systems. Please stay on the designated trails. The trails are narrow and winding with some sand and roots/rocks. The trails fill with water after most rain storms, however some sections will remain dry. Trail distances are calculated from the Main parking lot. The Purple trail hike is 3.1 miles to CREW Bird Rookery Swamp and 3.1 miles back. If you choose to hike the “loop” of CREW Bird Rookery Swamp trail, you will add 7.5 miles to your distance.