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Gordy Road Recreation Area
3650 Gordy Road
Fort Pierce, Florida 34945
Contact Number 772-462-2526
Trailhead at Gordy Road Recreation Area
A half-mile interpretive trail meanders through a 44-acre scrub forest of oak and pine, located south of State Road 70, off Gordy Road, Fort Pierce, Florida. Compost restrooms, picnic pavilion, fishing pier and an 18-hole disc golf course are located here. The nine-acre lake is designated "catch and release."
Half-mile Interpretive Trail
Piers / Docks
Trails: A 1/2 mile interpretive trail meanders through a scrubby flatwoods community identifying the most common species.
Habitat: Mostly scrubby flatwoods containing sand live oak, myrtle oak and chapmans oak with scattered Slash pine. Commonly seen wildlife: Anhinga, turkey vulture, black vulture, alligator, bobcat and deer.
Scrubby Flatwoods Community
The nine acre lake was created during the mining operation for the adjacent highway system.
Some Text Source: St. Lucie County Florida
This preserve is a really nice area close to town but not much visited so you don't have to worry about big crowds. It is just down the road from the Ten Mile Creek Preserve so you can visit both preserves the same day if you wish. You also can hike over to George E. LeStrange Preserve from the recreation area if the trail is open. I hiked it when it was closed and I got lost so I don't recommend you hike this trail unless you know your way around or have someone with you that knows the area well! Once the trail is opened, it may be better marked than when I hiked it, so you may not get lost like I did.
You can hike the short interpretive trail and you can walk around the lake following the Disc Golf course, which is what I did. This is a pretty good walk so you can get plenty of exercise or you can just walk out to the dock by the lake or do the interpretive trail by itself.
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