The Legend of Skunkape
The legend of the Skunkape
goes back 100s of years in the oral history of the indigenous people and the settlers of the Florida Everglades but is it actually legend....In 1997 Dave Shealy captured a photograph of the legandary creature that was echoed throughout media channels around the world. Featured on the Discovery channel, History channel, Animal Planet, The Smithsonian Magazine and many more. The Shealy Family, Skunk Ape Headquarters has served as an Everglades Icon and World Famous roadside attraction for decades. The exhibit hosts GIANT alligators and one of the largest snakes in captivity in the world (Goldie) the 350lb+ reticulated python. The gift shop offers offically licensed Skunk ape merchandise and a variety of alligator products as well as local native crafts.
Skunk Ape Headquarters is an iconoic Everglades attraction and a must
see for all visitors to the Florida Everglades.
OPEN 9AM-5PM, 7 DAYS A WEEK
CLOSED ON HOLIDAYS
SPENT 30 YEARS HUNTING FOR THE LEGENDARY SKUNKAPE IN THE EVERGLADES
A GUEST OF STEPHEN COLBERT DAILY SHOW
ROBERT STACK UNSOLVED MYSTERIES
HE'S A LOCAL CELEBRITY WHO HAS
PROMOTED EVERGLADES TOURISM
AND TRIED TO GAIN AWARNESS OF THE SKUNK APE SPECIES WORLDWIDE. DAVE IS AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE EVENTS AND FILMING OPPORTUNITIES AND SKUNK APE HUNTS CONTACT HIM
DIRECTLY VIA EMAIL AT
Skunk Ape Research Headquarters is located at 40904 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, FL on the Trail Lakes Campground property. You can reach us directly at (239) 695-2275 or email us at:
We are located at the Trail Lakes Campground on Highway 41 in Ochopee, Florida. We are fifteen miles south of Interstate 75 (old Alligator Alley) then four miles east of Highway 29. We are 36 miles east of Naples, 60 miles west of Miami and just 90 minutes from either the Miami International or Regional Southwest Florida International Airports.