Bradwell Bay Wilderness

Sopchoppy, FL
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A swamp thick with titi trees, distinguished by their leathery leaves and fragrant white flowers, dominates the second largest Wilderness in Florida. Here, you'll also find a swampland of hardwoods or pine-titi mixtures and small ponds that are either open or covered with aquatic plants. The climate is subtropical, and rainfall averages 55 inches per year. Summers are hot and sticky with humidity, but temperatures have been known to drop into the teens come winter. Bradwell Bay's low areas are generally submerged beneath one to four inches of standing water. The water table lies close to, if not above, ground surface over most of this flat Wilderness. Drier islands of longleaf pine and wire grass border parts of the swamp. White-tailed deer, black bears, and alligators top the food chain. With sufficient rainfall, canoeists can run the Sopchoppy River, which defines the eastern edge of the area. Hikers can follow old logging roadbeds or take the east-west Florida National Scenic Trail through Bradwell Bay. Truth is, however, that hikers who opt to use the well-marked trail typically end up wading through sections of waist-deep water. Restrictions: Motorized vehicles are not permitted. Visitors must pack out any waste. Follow Leave No Trace principles: pack it in, pack it out; do not disturb wildlife; leave what you find; camp and travel on durable surfaces; minimize use and impact of campfires; and be sure to let someone know where you’re going. Checking in at a district office is a good idea, to inform someone of your travel plans and get the latest info on weather conditions. The staff can also inform you about any campfire ban in effect during times of high fire danger.

Forest

Amenities (Offered on site)

Tents Allowed

Site Exclusive Activities (Offered on site)

Hiking
Kayaking
Wildlife Watching

Bradwell Bay Wilderness

Sopchoppy, FL
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Contact Info


http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/apalachicola/recarea/?recid=80864

Latitude: 30.174597

Longitude: -84.564471

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The guest is required to remove all human and pet waste from the site upon departure of a reservation unless these items are deposited in the provided toilet, sewage connection, and/or dump station. Respect all things and people. No unruly or illegal behavior. Leave site in the same or better condition than when you arrived.

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Site Rules

  • Motorized vehicles are not permitted. Visitors must pack out any waste. Follow Leave No Trace principles: pack it in, pack it out; do not disturb wildlife; leave what you find; camp and travel on durable surfaces; minimize use and impact of campfires; and be sure to let someone know where you’re going.
  • Leave site in the same or better condition than when you arrived

Bradwell Bay Wilderness

Sopchoppy, FL
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