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Some of the State Parks of Florida

 

Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge, Florida

The Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge lies on both the North and South bank of the river, unfortunately intermittent rain once again dashed my plans to travel both banks and I only traveled…Continue reading

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Shell Mounds, Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge, Florida

shellThe Shell Mound Unit of Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge is adjacent to Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge. This unique feature was created by archaic period Eastern Woodland Indian cultures by discarding oyster and clam shells they used as a food source. The area was inhabited by this culture for at least 1,000 years from about 450 to 1,800 years ago. Once used as a source of materials for road construction (prior to Refuge ownership) the mound is now protected from all but foot traffic, attracting about 60,000 visitors per year, yet it never seems like anyone else is there.
I have already posted about this site, but want to show y’all a video so tht you might get a better understanding of the mounds…..

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Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge, Florida

lower trail 1 wayThe Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge lies on both the North and South bank of the river, unfortunately intermittent rain once again dashed my plans to travel both banks and I only traveled the south.
The headquarters building had tonnes of brochures and information many of which are also available in digital format, online
There were a couple sign glitches on the trail near headquarters, but the drive along the 9 mile sideroad was well marked and also well maintained.
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