Discover The Marsh

Discover the Blue Cypress Marsh Conservation area in Vero Beach, Florida with us!

White Ibis
Water Hyacinth
Snail Kite
Juvenile Alligator
Purple Galinule
Gulf Fritillary Butterfly
Bald Cypress
Great Blue Heron
Baby Great Egret
American Lotus

Enjoy an Airboat Tour or Airboat Ride on the Marsh Beast through the Blue Cypress Conservation Area in Vero Beach Florida. This Wetland is a wildlife management area on Florida’s East Coast Along the St. Johns River between State Road (SR) 60 and the Indian River/Brevard county line at Fellsmere Grade.

Located off I-95 near Vero Beach and Yeehaw Junction, this area includes Blue Cypress Lake, Stick Marsh/Farm 13 and Kenansville Lake. Click here for Directions to Marsh Beast Airboat Tours at the Blue Cypress Conservation Area

This area is part of the St Johns River and is implemented to reduce flooding and restore and maintain natural hydrologic cycles and protect water quality. It will also reduce freshwater diversions to the Indian River Lagoon estuary and enhance native habitat for fish and wildlife. Blue Cypress Lake and Kenansville Lake are located on the western portion of the area.

This area is an excellent viewing location for the endangered snail kite. Wetland and Marsh dependent species found here include great Blue Herons, White Ibis, Snowy Egrets, Limpkins and Night Herons. Other species include Wood Storks, Ospreys and Bald Eagles. This area is also a great location for Florida Alligator Tours by Airboat! The Alligator is seen nearly all year round on an Airboat around Vero Beach Florida inside the Blue Cypress Recreation Area.