| Preserve Address
|| 305 Torpey road, Fort Pierce, FL 34946
This beautiful hammock, located along the Indian River Lagoon, contains some very old Live Oak and Cabbage Palm. Local historians claim this 78-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.
Birding & an observation tower with scenic views of the Indian River Lagoon
|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.|