Current Trail Conditions

Updated as of  7/8/2019.

Bird Rookery Swamp Trail temporarily closed at the end of the boardwalk for Wildlife Resource Protection by the South Florida Water Management District.

Camping sites are also closed until further notice due to water levels.

Bird Rookery Swamp: South Florida Water Management District has temporarily closed the trail at the end of the boardwalk for Wildlife Resource Protection. Please direct questions to the South Florida Water Management District (561) 686-8800 ext. 7351.

CREW Marsh Trails: All of the trails are clear. Grass along the trail is short with some ankle deep water in areas.

Cypress Dome Trails: All trails open. Expect some long grass and water on the White Trail – shin to knee deep. The crossing to Caracara Prairie Preserve is passable if you don’t mind chest high water. Caracara is also inundated with water.


Prescribed burns and shredding will continue throughout the summer months. For more information, please read through this article from the South Florida Water Management District:

Flint Pen Strand Trails: The first trail opened Nov. 30, 2018. The trail is narrow and winding with some sand and roots/rocks. Much of the trail is inundated with ankle-deep water.

Red Trail — majority is under 5-6 inches of water; two deeper spots 12-15 inches deep; one really deep spot over 21 inches deep
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Yellow Trail — some parts under water no more than 5 inches deep
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Blue Trail — parts under water 6-7 inches deep
photograph by Bill Zaino

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