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Parks and Recreation
845 Lake Markham Road
Sanford, FL  32771
407-665-2180

Responsible for Sylvan Lake Park, Red Bug Lake Park, Sanlando Park, Seminole County Softball Complex and Soldiers Creek Park

Rick Durr
Greenways and Natural Lands
Manager
845 Lake Markham Road
Sanford, FL  32771
407-665-2180

Responsible for all Natural Lands, Streetscapes, Trails, Boat Ramps and Passive Parks

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Parks and Preservation


Black Bear Wilderness Area

 

Recreation Opportunities
 

 hiking  Pets Allowed on Leash  Wildlife Viewing

Florida Black Bear Cub  Trail  Florida Black Bear Paw Print
 

PROPERTY CLOSED BEGINNING THURSDAY APRIL 10 THROUGH
FALL/WINTER 2014/15

Beginning Thursday, April 10, 2014, the Black Bear Wilderness Area will be closed for trail improvements including the construction of several boardwalks, a rain shelter and primitive campsite. These improvements are funded through a grant from the Land Water and Conservation Fund and the Seminole County Natural Lands Program. The re-opening of this Wilderness Area is planned for the this Fall/Winter but may be delayed depending on weather conditions. For additional information please call 407-349-0769.



The 1650-acre Black Bear Wilderness Area (BBWA)  was purchased to preserve its diverse array of habitats, which include Mixed Hardwood Swamp, Floodplain Swamp, Floodplain Marsh and Hydric Hammock. The trail system takes visitors through the Hydric Hammock and onto an historic levee to its end at the St. Johns River.  Animals seen on the wilderness area include Florida black bear, bobcat, white-tailed deer, barred owls, red-shouldered hawk, wood stork, dusky pygmy rattlesnake, corn snake, and Florida box turtle.


MORE INFORMATION:

Natural Lands Program
Land Management Plan
Rules of Use
Black Bear Wilderness Area Brochure

Other Nearby Conservation Lands:
Wilson's Landing
Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park
Seminole State Forest
Rock Spring Run State Reserve 
Wekiwa Springs State Park
Wekiva River Buffer Conservation Area
 

 

Hours of Operation and Contact Information
Open Dawn to Dusk
5298 Michigan Avenue
Sanford, FL 32771

Phone: 407-349-0769
FAX: 407-349-9551
 

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