Eco Pond Trail
Trail Length: 0.5 miles (800 meters) round trip
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Bicycles Allowed: No
Trail Description: Stroll around this freshwater pond and enjoy a wide variety of wading birds, song birds, ducks, and other wildlife. Alligators and Florida softshell turtles often cruise the pond. Visitors should know that the ramped viewing platform was heavily damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma in 2005 and has been removed.
Directions to Trail: On the right past the Flamingo Visitor Center.
Did You Know?
Many of the orchids found within the Everglades are "epiphytic," growing on host trees that are used for support. This adaptation allows a variety of plants to grow in an otherwise harsh environment.