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Welcome to Hickory Lake Scrub

Come experience the magnificent open scrub and lakefront of Hickory Lake Scrub, a jewel of the Lake Wales Ancient Scrub System. Enjoy a stroll on one of the short loop trails on this 57-acre site, which houses an amazing diversity of plants and animals. Some of the beautiful sights that will capture your eye are huge patches of lichens, scrub morning glory, scrub blazing star and many other rare, colorful plants. Once part of a series of islands now called the Lake Wales Ridge, this site is home to many plants and animals that are threatened or endangered, and found nowhere else in the world.