Bradwell Bay Wilderness facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBradwell Bay Wilderness
IUCN Category Ib (Wilderness Area)
|Location||Wakulla County, Florida, USA|
|Nearest city||Sopchoppy, Florida|
|Area||24,602 acres (9,956 ha)|
|Established||3 January 1975|
|Governing body||US Forest Service|
The Bradwell Bay Wilderness is part of the United States National Wilderness Preservation System, located in the Florida panhandle adjacent to the Apalachicola National Forest. The 24,602 acre (100 km²) wilderness was established on 3 January 1975 by the Eastern Wilderness Act. "Bay" in this case means "a recess of land, partly surrounded by hills," which, in this particular instance, is mostly titi swamp and standing water. The Sopchoppy River marks the Bradwell Bay's eastern edge.
A section of the Florida Trail, which usually requires wading through swampy terrain, passes through the wilderness.
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