Historic Markers Across Florida



The Cypress Swamp



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Location: 33100 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, FL
County: Collier
Coordinates: N 25° 53.934    W 081° 19.194
  25.8989    -81.3199
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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The Cypress Swamp


The watery forest was born from a slow-moving creek whose waters rise and fall year after year, flooding the shallow banks and then withdrawing.
Here brown waters reflect the tall trees, Spanish-moss and clouds in the sky. Alligators, birds and snakes are often seen by those who look carefully and walk quietly.
A leisurely twenty minute walk will return you to the clearing, through the woods on the right.