Blind Creek Riverside North
|Location||4651 South Ocean Drive|
Fort Pierce, Florida 34949
This 50-acre wetland preserve along the Indian River Lagoon features one-and-a-half miles of trails, an observation platform and a 242-foot fishing pier.
|Additional Information||Trails: One mile self guiding interpretive trail (mulched) winds through the hammock identifying the most common species.|
Habitat: Primarily Mangrove forest with approximately 1 mile beach dune system along the Atlantic Ocean and 1 mile along the Indian River lagoon.
Commonly seen wildlife: Pelicans, sandpipers, plovers, and seagulls. An important nesting area for Green and Loggerhead sea turtles.
|Historical Interest||Remnants of W.W. II gun emplacements are visible at low tide along the beach. These guns were placed at this location to protect against the threat of U-Boats sinking maritime vessels.|
Note: Much of the site has undergone extensive exotic restoration measures.