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Big Bend Scenic Byway

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Scenic Drive: St. George Sound

Driving Directions: Return on CR 300, crossing the Bryant Patton Bridge (4.4 miles), then right on Patton Drive (CR 30) for 5.4 miles to US 98 in Eastpoint (0.7 mile). Veer right (east) on US 98 for 11.6 miles to the Crooked River Lighthouse and Park.

Distance and driving time between this and previous stop: 23 miles / 30 minutes.

St. George Sound

Description: This waterfront drive offers unimpeded views of St. George Sound, where at low tide Great Blue Herons stand sentinel as pods of Dolphins hunt in the shallows. Stands of coastal scrub habitat unique to this coastline border the land side of the drive, interspersed with hiking trails in Tate’s Hell State Forest. The Crooked River Lighthouse, originally constructed in 1895 to replace the Dog Island Lighthouse, now resides along this stretch of the Byway and is being developed as a public park.

Other Nearby Destinations: St. George Island Bridge Fishing Pier, Marion Millender Picnic Site; Crooked River Lighthouse; Tate’s Hell State Forest, High Bluff Coastal Hiking Trail.

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