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Oxbow Eco-Center

  • 5400 NE St James Dr, Port St. Lucie

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About Oxbow Eco-Center

Oxbow Eco-Center is located on the Oxbow Preserve, a site spanning 225 acres. The Oxbow Eco-Center and Preserve are located at the North Fork of the St. Lucie River. The Eco-Center is an environmental learning center, and the Oxbow Eco-Center hiking trails surround it. There are 3 ½ miles of available trails for the discovery of the wildlife of the river and forest. The Oxbow Eco-Center in Port St. Lucie, FL, often offers guided hikes and family-friendly educational programs. 

Other facility amenities include observation areas, picnic tables, and a landing dock for kayaks and canoes. The OxBow Eco-Center provides the opportunity to see what’s described as the real Florida, with wetlands and primordial swamps and scrub and pine flatwoods that make up the floodplain forest. Wildlife viewing can include wading birds, butterflies, and gopher tortoises, as well as sandhill cranes.

There are regular events at the OxBow Eco Center, like the Saturday Critter Crunch & Munch program, held weekly, where the animals are fed. There’s also the Pop-Up Nature program every Saturday, with surprise topics and crafts. These programs are free to the public and don’t require registration.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Oxbow Eco-Center

There are regular Saturday events held at the Oxbow Eco-Center that are free to the public and focus on nature exploration and conservation. The Center also hosts special events, including workshops, lectures, service learning opportunities, and other public events.

The trail surrounding the Oxbow Eco-Center is 3 ½ miles.

The Oxbow Preserve trails are open daily from sunrise to sunset. The Eco-Center is currently open Tuesday through Saturday from 12-4 p.m., but these hours are subject to change and can be affected by holidays, so verify before planning your trip.


Closed all day

  • Monday

    Closed all day
  • Tuesday

    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday

    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday

    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Friday

    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday

    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday

    Closed all day
  • Local time

    May 27, 2024 5:29 am

Oxbow Eco-Center Amenities

  • Kid Friendly
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Parking Available
  • Picnic Areas
  • Restrooms (Public)
  • Walk-ins Welcome

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