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Richard E. Becker Preserve
The Richard E. Becker Preserve is a jungle-like 13-acre preserve on Ten Mile Creek which is part of the head waters of the St. Lucie River North Fork. The site offers one half mile of hiking trails along the historical spoil mounds left when the creek was channelized and is where young and old alike can discover the mysterious and hidden life of the forest and river.
Ten Mile Creek
Trails: One half mile of hilly hiking trails. Open every day from dawn to dusk.
Steep Staircase On Trail
Habitats: The preserve offers a rare glimpse of “the real Florida” - a place where the past and the present come alive in the canopy of the floodplain forest, the scrub and pine flatwoods and in the primordial swamps and wetlands.
Commonly seen wildlife: Barred owls, North American river otters, wading birds, and butterflies.
Observation Deck Overlooking Water
This preserve is undergoing a major ecological restoration project and will be closed to the public temporarily for the duration of this project. Call before you go to make sure the preserve is open! Contact Number: 772-462-2526, Address: 3398 Selvitz Road, Fort Pierce, Florida 34981
My wife Dolores and I and our two dogs, Bindi and Oreo went here after leaving the George LeStrange Preserve. It was getting dark but we had just enough sunlight left to see this preserve.
This is a nice little preserve with nice views and I believe there may even be a longer trail leading out of the preserve. It is not far from the George E. LeStrange Preserve. Just make a left when leaving LeStrange Preserve onto Selvitz Rd. and an immediate right and you are there! Have fun!
Some Text Source: St. Lucie County Florida
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