Protecting what was once the headwaters of Snake Creek and was the oldest eastern Glades settlement of the Seminoles, Snake Warrior Island Natural Area is a small urban oasis not far from I-95 in Miramar.
Length: 0.5 mile
Lat-Long: 25.977289, -80.210608
Type: paved loop
Fees / Permits: none
Bug factor: low
The park is located in a very urban area at SW 62nd Ave, Miramar, not very far west of I-95 and US 1.
From I-95 Hallandale Beach Rd exit, head west 2.7 miles to SW 62nd Ave. Turn left at the light and drive south 0.5 mile to the park entrance on the left.
A paved trail loops around the recreated wetlands, where the waters are busy with moorhens, wood ducks, and herons. Interpretive markers provide an incredible amount of detail about the former Seminole settlement, which sat on two islands in the marsh. As you walk, the squawks and chitters of birds accompany you. Adjoining the parking lot is a shady canopied glade of live oaks and ficus trees. Several benches provide places to rest along the circuit.