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Dwarf Cypress Boardwalk, Tate's Hell State Forest

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  • Dwarf Cypress Boardwalk with parking access and boardwalk access
  • Boardwalk over ancient cypress trees at Dwarf Cypress Boardwalk

US Hwy 98 and State Road 65

Carrabelle, FL  32322

 

850-697-3734

freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Florida-Forest-Service/Our-Forests/State-Forests/Tate-s-Hell-State-Forest

Access for All
Accessible Parking
Hiking, Walking

Tate's Hell State Forest is one continuous tract of land comprising over 202,437 acres. Conquering this wet and seemingly unproductive area for timber production was the focus of the timber industry from the 1950s to early 1990s.

The network of roads has increased public access to the area, making it a popular location for local residents to hunt and fish. To protect the Apalachicola Bay from severe freshwater runoff, the state began purchasing the majority of the property with Conservation and Recreation Lands (CARL) program funds in 1994 and has continued to purchase additional lands.

Tate's Hell State Forest is located in Franklin County, between the Apalachicola and Ochlockonee rivers. The forest extends into the southeast corner of Liberty County, south of the Apalachicola National Forest and 1.5 miles northwest of the town of Carrabelle. Access Tate's Hell State Forest from U.S. Hwy. 98 and State Hwy. 65

Walking on Boardwalk

Dwarf Cypress Boardwalk
Tate’s Hell State Forest

45 min.
4.75 mile drive on graded dirt forest road, compressed dirt parking leads to grass path to boardwalk “Must see”

Comments:
“Very spiritual”
“Breathtaking”
“Loved the drive on the forest road”
 

Dwarf Cypress Boardwalk - a different view every season
Dwarf Cypress Boardwalk - boardwalk over ancient dwarf cypress trees
Dwarf Cypress Boardwalk - parking area and boardwalk access

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