Some parts of the park are closed due to fire damage.
This park used to be filled with towering lollybolly pines but a wildfire destroyed them in 2011. Evidence of fire damage is everywhere, but a baby forest is starting to rise from the ashes.
Need to Know
There is a $5 entry fee.
The Scenic Overlook Trail (red trail) connects to the Lost Pines Loop (purple trail) to make a nice 6.2 miles loop. There is some fire and flood damaged terrain, but it is not unappealing. The trails are well marked and maintained and the color-coded paths are easy to follow. The wooden bridges have all been rebuilt and the sandy/rocky trail is clear of fallen trees. There is a nice mix of surfaces and terrain. There is not much shade so bring your sunscreen and lots of water.
Flora & Fauna
White-tailed deer, rabbits, squirrels, opossums, and armadillos live in the woods, as do many species of birds.
History & Background
A wildfire in 2011 destroyed 96% of the forest, but it has been replanted.