Porter Lake Trailhead


The "3 rivers bridge" at Porter Lake provides a sweeping view of the Ochlockonee River and the floodplain swamp dominated by Tupelo gum trees. Stop in a safe area at the bridge and walk its length to get a full view of the river and the adjacent forest. If you are here in April and May you will notice the flowering Tupelo trees a-buzz with bees. The Ochlockonee River Bridge also serves as the route for the Florida Scenic Trail, with a trailhead at Porter Lake, the ANF facility on the western end of the bridge. The bridge is also an excellent area for birdwatching since you are at eye level with the treetops!


Apalachicola National Forest
Forest Road 13
Apalachicola, FL 32321


30.17626400, -84.67509300
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