Explore the Francis-Beidler Forest

Francis-Beidler Forest - Search Nearby - Added by The Outbound Collective

Tour the fascinating Four Holes Swamp by foot or canoe/kayak.

Hike or row through this old growth swamp forest – there is an easy boardwalk trail, as well as opportunities for canoe and kayaking guided tours. You can also learn a lot about the habitat at the visitor center.

Photo Credit: Diann Payne


1.75 Miles RT


Photography, Hiking

Family Friendly

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!


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Relaxing walk

I took my 1 year old daughter with me and we walked the whole trail in 1 hour. It’s a board walk so it made it really easy with the stroller. She loved it!

Great short fun adventure

I enjoyed the boardwalk around the forest and we saw an owl the day we went. Make sure you bring bug spray if you go in warm weather.

Swamp Life

Beidler Forest is an Audubon sanctuary and old growth swamp. 1,000 - 1,500 year old Cypress trees. Largest virgin stand of Cypress and Tupelo trees in the World! Beautiful, magical in touched by man place! Absolutely love this swamp!

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