Picayune Strand State Forest

Just a day trip with our friends, a lot of water, mud and fun in South Florida.

Being really close to our homes, "Picachu" as we call it, is a one day tour destiny to enjoy with friends, have a BBQ and do some off road.


Picayune Strand WMA consists of more than 76,000 acres in Collier County two miles east of Naples south of I-75 and north of U.S. 41. This land was logged for cypress in the 1950s and 1960s and was then ditched and roads constructed for South Golden Gate Estates, a famous "swampland in Florida" scam. In 1985 under the Save Our Everglades program, the state began acquiring this land from thousands of absentee landowners.

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