Mosaic Peace River ParkFree

2200 CR 640 BartowFlorida, USA

Mosaic Peace River Park is located in the Southwest part of Homeland/Fort Meade. Park at the pull off for the boardwalk (if there’s room) or continue to the parking area at the top of the hill. There is a restroom at the parking area. The length of the boardwalk is mile round-trip that meanders through cypress floodplain forest down to the Peace River. A portion of the boardwalk at the Peace River has handicap accessible viewing and fishing areas including 6 viewing areas and benches.The forest becomes denser as you draw closer to the river, and water marks on the trees show how deeply this floodplain can flood. After a quarter mile, the boardwalk ends at a peaceful spot under the cypresses on the Peace River, where you can rest and watch for birds before heading back along the winding wooden walkway. Mosaic Peace River Park is well known for its diversity of bird species including: limpkins, green-winged and blue-winged teal, hooded merganser, gray catbird, blue-headed vireo, American white pelican, eastern meadowlark, red-tailed hawk, northern harrier, sharp-shinned hawk and swallow-tailed kites. This park is south of Kissingen Spring, once one of Florida’s major springs and swimming holes pumping more than 20 million gallons a day. It stopped flowing in 1950 as the flow of the Peace River dropped precipitously with the increase of phosphate mining in the area. The spring is commemorated with a historic marker at this park.

Sunday5:00:00 AM10:00:00 PM
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Saturday5:00:00 AM10:00:00 PM
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