Mocassin Lake

We are excited to be partnering with Moccasin Lake Nature Park, a 50 acre wild reserve in the heart of the most populated county on the East Coast – Pinellas – for our early 2012 series of courses and workshops. The park offers many opportunities to learn from the natural world as well as some exciting permaculture design potential. We couldn’t ask for a better place to facilitate permaculture education.

The park has already implemented a number of aspects of sustainability with off grid capacity, including solar panels, compost toilets and a windmill to pump water from well. Location:

2750 Park Trail Lane  Clearwater, FL 33759

(727) 793-2976

Moccasin Lake Water Tower

There is a lot of future potential, as well with plans for food production, including a food forest, aquaculture, native edibles, and more. An immediate neighbor is a watershed to the bay, providing a beautiful place to enjoy lunch while observing water systems. The classroom is climate controlled and includes a refrigerator and microwave; there is a learning center and museum that illustrates the local ecosystems and wildlife. We feel the rich and diverse environment of Moccasin Lake Nature Park is the perfect place to learn permaculture.

1 & 1/4 mile of natural and board walked trails


3-acre watershed restoration area
3 natural gas grills
5-acre lake
51-acre nature preserve
ADA-accessible facility
Administrative office on-site
Bird walks, bird-watching tours and workshops
Captive, permanently injured, non-releasable wildlife
Children’s nature camps
Composting and conventional restroom facilities
Environmental agency meeting site for:
Clearwater Audubon
Suncoast Herpatological Society
Suncoast Sierra Club
Environmental programs and classes
Fabrication workshop
Fireside concert series
Free recycled mulch and wood chips
Gift counter
Guided tours and group hikes
Interactive educational displays
Live wildlife exhibits including:
Aquatic wildlife
Birds of prey
Butterfly garden
Plants, native plants, and poisonous plants displays


Reptiles & amphibians

Bob named this guy Willie

Bob named this guy Willie

Song bird aviary
Multi-use classroom and meeting hall
Native wildlife, fauna, and flora along the trails, including American Alligators, Great Egrets, Green Anoles, Ospreys and butterflies
Nature interpretive center
Night hikes
On-site and off-site presentations
Photo voltaic and alternative energy displays and exhibits
Picnic pavilion / shelters
Renewable energy systems
Rental facilities
Scouting badge workshops
Scouting Eagle and Gold projects welcome
Static displays
Volunteer opportunities and training
Water fountains
Drink vending machine on site
Wildlife, plant and energy exhibits