• Pa-Hay-okee Overlook

    Everglades

    National Park Florida

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.

 
Eco Pond Trail
Visitors bird watching from the observation platform on Eco Pond Trail
 
Eco Pond Trail
Aerial view of Eco Pond Trail

Did You Know?

Limestone

Limestone is the porous, sedimentary rock you see in the Everglades. These rocks are made of calcium and contain fossils of sea life, evidence of ancient seas that once covered the area. The limestone aquifer under the Everglades acts as the principal water recharge area for all of south Florida.