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Everglades Trail Kiosk #8

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Kiosk #8
Port Mayaca Lock
18100 SW Conners Hwy, Canal Point, FL 33438
Stop by to hike the trail, fish, or get some great pictures of the abundant wildlife that resides here. Visitors can usually see manatees, alligators, and many species of birds.
Phone: (863) 983-8101,
website: www.saj.usace.army.mil/Divisions/Operations/Branches/SFOO/DOCS/FactSheet_PortMayaca.pdf

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Observations:
This was a disappointment. Coming up from the east, from DuPuis Management Area on highway 76, I came to the canal, but was on the opposite side from the kiosk, and had to find the road to access the kiosk. I had to loop over the overpass of hwy 441 across the canal, and pick up the road on the other side. Once I got there, it was obviously the kiosk with the green metal roof and three panels. It did not have the usual Everglades Trial panels, but instead, three panels about hiking the trail around Okeechobee.

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Where were the two Everglades Trail panels, and why was there no panel about the Port Mayaca Lock? Is the Army Corp of Engineers lazy and never created a panel for this spot?

Left panel. (below)
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Middle panel. (below)
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Right panel. (below)
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(Below: Looking back towards the canal with the highway overpass bridge.)
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(Below: the Port Mayaca Lock. Lake O is on the other side.)
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(Below: The inland sea of Lake Okeechobee.)
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Visited 10/14/2012.
Current Location:
the hammock
Current Mood:
awake awake
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