Paleo Hammock

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Part of the Steven J. Fousek Preserve

Location 8551 Carlton Road
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34987
Contact Number 772-462-2526
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Park Information

This 80-acre site preserves a unique hammock with archaeological significance. A one-mile self-guided interpretive trail leads through a very old forest of elms, oaks and palms. An elevated observation deck overlooks a marsh.


Hiking Trails
Observation Areas
Historic Interests

Additional Information

Trails: (1) mile self-guiding interpretive trail leads you through the hammock.
Habitiat: A mix of several habitats including: Hammock with some very old Hickory, Florida Elm, Sugarberry, Live Oak, Laurel Oak, Depression Marsh and basin swamp.
Commonly seen wildlife: Deer, turkey, ibis, heron, barred owl, cardinal, mockingbird, catbird and flycatcher.

Historical Interest A known archaeological site.


Note: Site is connected to other adjacent Preserves to the east and west.

Warning: Removing artifacts or disturbing archaeological sites is prohibited by state statute and local ordinance.

Paleo Hammock Preserve Brochure