Big Bend Scenic Byway

National Scenic BywayFlorida

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  • Sand Beach Tower

    The Sand Beach Tower offers an exquisite view of the Apalachicola River and floodplain forest.

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  • Edward Ball Wakulla Springs

    The dazzling Wakulla Springs runs through beautiful, full, green Blad Cypress trees.

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  • Dwarf Cypress Dome

    The Ralph G. Kendrick Dwarf Cypress Dome is turned into a portrait of brilliant colors in autumn.

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  • Springhill Road

    Springhill Road winds through the pine and oak forests in the Apalachicola National Forest, gaining altitude as it climbs the sandhills of the Cody Escarpment.

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  • St. James Island

    Sugar-sand and cabbage palms are silhouetted by the setting sun on St. James Island.

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  • Dawn on the Marsh

    The sun's rays escape through the thinning clouds with brilliant colors above the marsh on Big Bend.

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  • Apalachicola National Forest

    The Apalachicola National Forest holds Longleaf Pines, homes of the endangered Red-Cockaded Woodpecker.

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  • Silver Lake Recreation Area

    The Apalachicola sign directs travelers to the Silver Lake Recreation Area.

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  • Sting Ray

    A sting ray drifts under the water of the Alligator Harbor Aquatic Preserve.

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  • Apalachicola River and Basin

    The Apalachicola River shimmers with the vibrant colors of the sunset.

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  • Leon Sinks Geological Site

    Limestone boulders rest in this beautiful green lake.

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  • St. George Island

    A guard of Sea Oats line the shore of the Gulf of Mexico.

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  • Three Rivers Bridge

    Within the Apalachicola National Forest lies a haven of Bald Cypress and Tupelo Gum Trees in a swamp formed by the Ochlockonee River.

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  • Tupelo Gum Trees

    Tupelo Gum Trees stand along the Apalachicola River's banks.

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  • Apalachicola Bay

    The still waters of the Apalachicola Bay are filled with hardwood hammocks and marsh grass.

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  • Boats at the Apalachicola Docks

    Boats line the Apalachicola docks along the beautiful Apalachicola River.

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  • Blackwater Creeks

    These blackwater creeks reflect the sky and offer a beautiful scenic view to travelers along the Big Bend Scenic Byway.

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  • Carrabelle Beach

    Several people relax and look at the off-shore islands at the Carrabelle Beach.

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  • Gulf Specimens

    Several creatures of the deep inhabit the Gulf Specimen Aquarium and Marine Laboratory in a touch-tank aquarium.

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  • Panacea and the Upland Forests

    The scenic drive between Panacea and St. Marks shows off the beauty of the upland pine and oak forest.

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  • St. George Sound

    The rays of the sun break forth from behind the clouds of this beautiful sunrise at St. George Sound.

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  • Ochlockonee River

    The still water of the Ochlockonee River streams through colossal long-leaf pines.

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  • Lake Talquin State Forest

    A fishing boat sits on the calm Lake Talquin underneath a cloudy sky.

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  • Silver Lake Recreation Area

    A grassy shore looks out over the calm waters of Silver Lake.

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  • Ochlockonee River State Park

    Several people relax by the water of the Ochlockonee River State Park.

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  • Cycling Through St. Marks

    Four cyclists peddle through the rail-bed of the Tallahassee-St. Marks Railroad.

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  • Prescribed Fire in the Apalachicola National Forest

    A prescribed fire burns its way through the Apalachicola National Forest.

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  • Florida Panther in Tallahassee Museum

    An indigenous Florida Panther leans up against a tree in the Tallahassee Museum.

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  • Carnivorous Pitcher Plants

    These exquisite, yellow, carnivorous Pitcher Plants grow in the Tate's Hell State Forest.

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  • St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge

    The St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge is shaded by moss-cloaked oaks.

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  • Luther Hall Landing County Park

    A wooden boardwalk lines the edge of the Talquin Lake.

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  • Worm Gruntin' Festival

    Adults watch their children try to grunt for worms at this rather interesting Sopchoppy festival.

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  • Red-Cockaded Woodpecker

    A captive pair of Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers wait in wooden boxes to be transported to a new nest site on the Big Bend Scenic Byway.

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  • St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

    A flock of snow-white Common Egrets lifts off a pond in the forest.

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  • Tallahassee Regional Airport Visitor's Center

    Travelers arriving at Tallahassee's Regional Airport can pick up Big Bend Scenic Byway information at the Visitor Center.

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  • Tourists in the Water at Wakulla Springs

    Groups of tourists play in the clear blue water at Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park.

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