Join us for a walking tour of Captain Forster's Hammock Preserve!

Join our knowledgeable nature guides/history enthusiasts for a comfortably-paced walk of

Captain Forster Hammock Preserve! The Preserve contains trails through mature maritime and coastal hammock habitats.  The 110 acre preserve conserves natural resources and wetland plant communities and borders Jungle Trail, a State designated green way and a byway of the Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Highway and contains one of the largest remaining coastal maritime hammocks on Orchid Island. The site was home to Captain Frank Forster, one of the first Orchid Island residents who homesteaded on the barrier island growing winter vegetables and fishing along the Indian River Lagoon. The tour is designed such that people with a basic level of fitness can complete the entire tour in the time allotted.


Tour starts and ends at

Captain Forster's Hammock Preserve
8610 Jungle Trail, Vero Beach
South of 510 on the Jungle Trail


What to Bring:
Water bottle, snack, sunscreen, bug repellent
Wear comfortable clothing and shoes

Program Cost:

Non-member Adult: $5

Member Adult $4.50

Non-member Child: $3

Member Child: $2.70


ELC is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3). Admission, memberships & donations are critical to continuing our mission. 


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255 Live Oak Drive

Vero Beach, FL 32963


Located on the western base of the Wabasso Bridge on the 510 Causeway.

ELC is a Smoke-Free campus.  Service Dogs only, please.


Phone: (772) 589-5050
email: info@discoverELC.org

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