Things to see and do in Glades County, mostly outdoors
 

Parks

Alvin L. Ward Senior Park
Fort Center at Fisheating Creek WMA
Moore Haven Riverwalk

Boating

Alvin L. Ward Senior Park
Dyess Ditch Canal Recreation Area
Margaret van de Velde Park / Harney Pond Recreation Area
Moore Haven Marina Boat Ramp
Moore Haven Riverwalk

Fort Center at Fisheating Creek WMA

Fort Center at Fisheating Creek WMA

Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is comprised of over 18,000 acres along the only remaining free-flowing tributary to Lake Okeechobee, Fisheating Creek. The scenery is vast and varied, from grassy plains to hardwood hammocks to cypress swamps. We visited the area known as Fort Center Getting into the WMA was a little odd, along a narrow pathway banked by cow pastures. Upon entering the woods, we were greeted with a great number of fruit trees - orange, lime, and a weird lumpy lemon. After crossing the Fort Center Archaeological Site, we eventually came upon the creek itself, and wandered the shore for a while. We didn't see a whole lot of wildlife during our trip, but the WMA is home to black bears, Florida panthers, deer, boars, and a wide variety of birds. Fisheating Creek Outpost is the official concessionaire of Fisheating Creek WMA, overseeing a campground, canoeing and kayaking, and fishing and hunting. (Fort Center at Fisheating Creek WMA continued)

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Fort Center at Fisheating Creek WMA (Moore Haven)
Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is comprised of over 18,000 acres along the only remaining free-flowing tributary to Lake Okeechobee, Fisheating...
Moore Haven Marina Boat Ramp (Moore Haven)
To call anything near this boat ramp a "marina" is certainly misleading - there's nothing near here that looks even remotely like a marina, and the boat ramp at...
Moore Haven Riverwalk (Moore Haven)
The Moore Haven Riverwalk winds alongside the Caloosahatchee River in Moore Haven, FL. It's a pleasant stroll aside the river, beginning at a solitary large cy...
Alvin L. Ward Senior Park (Moore Haven)
Alvin L. Ward Sr. Memorial Park sits on Lake Okeechobee at the junction of the Caloosahatchee River and the Lake Okeechobee Rim Canal. This park offers a playg...
Dyess Ditch Canal Recreation Area (Okeechobee)
To call this a "recreation area" is a stretch - Dyess Ditch Recreation Area features an overgrown boat ramp, and that's it. Period. Nothing else. The ramp lo...
Margaret van de Velde Park / Harney Pond Recreation Area (Moore Haven)
While officially named Margaret van de Velde Park, this area is more widely known among boaters and fishing enthusiasts as Harney Pond Recreation Area. This pa...

 


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