Richard E. Becker Preserve

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3398 Selvitz Road
Fort Pierce, Florida 34981

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Park Information

The Richard E. Becker Preserve a jungle-like 13-acre preserve on Ten Mile Creek which is part of the head waters of the St. Lucie River North Fork. The site offers ½ mile of hiking trails along the historical spoil mounds left when the creek was channelized and is where young and old alike can discover the mysterious and hidden life of the forest and river. The preserve boasts primitive camp sites (which will be available for rental summer 2019), hiking trails and ecoheritage exhibits.


Hiking Trails

Observation Areas

Canoe/Kayak landing dock (opening soon)

Nature Center and Exhibits (opening soon)
Education Programs

Picnic Tables


Primitive Camping

Additional Information

Trails: ½ mile of hilly hiking trails. Open every day from dawn to dusk

Ecoheritage Center Hours:


Habitats: The preserve offers a rare glimpse of “the real Florida” - a place where the past and the present come alive in the canopy of the floodplain forest, the scrub and pine flatwoods and in the primordial swamps and wetlands.

Commonly seen wildlife: Barred owls, North American river otters, wading birds, and butterflies.