This is the Guana Wildlife Management Area near St. Augustine, Florida along the Coastal Highway, A-1-A. There is an education center that I did not go to, and a number of hiking trails through the forested areas. Most of the area that I could see was the area of the Guana River marshes. There are apparently Alligators and Manatees there at the marsh but I did not see these while I was there.
I did see a lot of people having big success fishing from the shore near the parking lot. I also saw a few Snowy Egrets, a lot of Grackles, several Terns and Gulls, and a magnificent Osprey (Friday’s blog post here). The area is posted with warnings about how Alligators can be dangerous to those wading along the shore. I did see a couple of younger men standing in the shallow area of the river while fishing, but thankfully for them, no Alligators were around. I hope to get back to see more of this beautiful large marsh park. I took these pictures on Sept. 11, 2013. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger pictures. Enjoy!