Reservations for STA-5/6 Escorted Driving Trips : available through -December 2016 on Click:
New as of September 2015: Register online for driving trips!
Eventbrite: Link to register for STA 5/5 Driving Trips
Larger Groups: Birding or photography clubs will need to call 863-674-0695/863-517-02020 or email Margaret England (firstname.lastname@example.org) in order to reserve dates and times for driving trips.
STA- 5/6 ( Stormwater Treatment Area- 5/6) Information Stormwater Treatment Area- 5/6 is open to the public during daylight hours on Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays year-round, and on Sundays except during posted duck-harvesting days in fall and winter. In addition to the guided tours, you can hike or bike the 18 miles of trails. No motorized vehicles are allowed, except during driving trips with Audubon tours.
liability Release for Driving Trips; LiabilityReleaseForRegularActivities_2014 – Copy
STA-5/6 Public Access: 3 opportunities
Organized Van Trips: Friday Bus Trips Clewiston Museum ( Educational Program plus visit to STA5 limit 10 participants) Email Butch Wilson for tour schedules at email@example.com or contact him at 863- 983-2870. Go to http://clewistonmuseum.org/ to learn about the Clewiston Museum and its programs. Organized Driving Trips: 25 Scheduled Saturdays and Great Backyard Bird Count Weekend Driving Trips: Reservations required Hendry-Glades Audubon www.hendrygladesaudubon.org
Personal Walking/Bicycling Visits : Friday, Saturday, Monday Year Round and limited number of Sundays (Closed during Sunday Fall & Winter Duck Hunts ) : Daylight Hours: Park in Public Access Parking Area at east end of Deer Fence Road, (Cross the bridge, continue east of the tower to parking area where the kiosk and toilets are located. Daylight Hours: Park in Public Access Parking Area at east end of Deer Fence Road, (Cross the bridge, continue east of the tower to parking area where the kiosk and toilets are located. Sunday (Duck Hunts)
STA-5/6 Driving Trips: Reservations are required. Openings are available in 2015 and 2016. Trips will begin at the Deer Fence Trailhead. (see map, directions and dates) STA-5/6 Schedule, Lodging, and Friday Eco-tours to STA5/6 and Lake Okeechobee Click here for information: ; STA-5/6 Deer Fence Written directions
STA5 BIRD-WATCHING TRIPS (South Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail Site) Through a partnership with Hendry-Glades Audubon, the South Florida Water Management District will offer to the public escorted birding trips to Stormwater Treatment Area 5 (STA-5/6) located at the east end of Deer Fence Road located 27 miles south of Clewiston in eastern Hendry County.
2015/2016 Birding Tours STA-5/6 Bird List & Escorted Tours Schedule
Stormwater Treatment Area 5 Southeast Hendry County, FL 2015 (Saturdays Only) . October 10, November 14, 28, December 5, 19 2016 (Saturdays Only except for GBBC weekend Feb. 14 &15) January 2 “Christmas Bird Count” Jan. 16. Jan. 30 Feb. 13, 14, 15 “GBBC” Everyone Welcome to the Great Backyard Bird Count Fun Days. Feb. 20, March 12, 19. April 2,16, May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13. September 10, October 8, November 5,19, December 3,17 December 31 “Christmas Bird Count”