George LeStrange Preserve

George LeStrange Preserve

Location 4911 Ralls Road
Fort Pierce, Florida 34981
Contact Number 772-462-2526
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Park Information

This 94-acre site includes a one-mile hiking trail surrounding the 37-acre "catch-and-release" lake. A canoe launch provides access to the lake.  (Electric motors and paddles only.) There is also an additional one-mile interpretative trail.

Amenities

Birding
Canoe Access
Fishing
Hiking Trails

Additional Information

Trails: This site will connect several miles of proposed trail along Ten Mile Creek and the North Fork of the St. Lucie River.
Habitat: Mostly disturbed. Contains a man-made lake, pine flatwoods and floodplain forest.
Commonly seen wildlife: Osprey and bald eagle.

Historical Interest

The site is named after Mr. George E. Lestrange (1912-1962), who loved the outdoors, and was an avid fisherman. 
Notes:  The lake was an old sand mine.  Caution:  Due to steep slopes, no wading or swimming is allowed.

  • Only electric motors are permitted on the lake.
  • Catch and Release rules apply to this area. For rules, see kiosk.

To view the George LeStrange Preserve Brochure, click here.