St. Lucie Village Heritage Park

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305 Torpey Road
Fort Pierce, Florida 34946
Contact Number 772-462-2526
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Park Information

This beautiful hammock, located along the Indian River Lagoon, contains some very old Live Oak and Cabbage Palm. Local historians claim this 70-acre site was the location of the 1849 Russell/Barker skirmish, which led to the Third Seminole War. Two short interpretive trails wind through the site.

Amenities

Birding
Hiking Trails
Picnic Tables
Volleyball
Disc Golf
Grill
Historic Interests

Additional Information Trails: (2) self-guiding interpretive trails. The northern botanical trail identifies much of the flora of the site. The southern trail identifies the historical features of the site including a small homestead, illegal still, turpentine industry and site of the 1849 seminole skirmish.
Habitat: Hammock containing several examples of very old Live Oak and Cabbage Palm with some mangrove swamp and bay gall swamp.
Commonly seen wildlife: Squirrel
Historical Interest Local historians claim that this site was the location of the 1849 Russell/Barker skirmish with a band of Indians which led to the Third Seminole War. A pamphlet leads visitors to a series of trail markers that describe several events that occurred at the site.

 

St. Lucie Village Heritage Park Brochure

St. Lucie Village Historical Trail