Crooked Lake Prairie is a 525 acre preserve in Babson Park. Due to it’s size, the preserve has 2 miles of sandy trails – 0.4 mile Lake View Trail and 1.6 mile Scrub Trail.
Hiking the Trails
Crooked Lake Prairie has the following 4 ecosystems: scrub, scrubby flatwoods, wet prairie and depression marsh. It won’t take long for your to enjoy great views of Crooked Lake.
During your hike, be on the lookout for a wide variety of native plants including wiregrass, buttonbush, tarflower and Florida milkweed. You may also see a wide variety of animal life including wading birds, scrub jays, osprey, bald eagles, turkeys, coachwhip snakes and gopher tortoises.