Alas, this is the only gator we saw all day, but it is a beauty! And didn't seem to mind us a bit.
This is the Chesser homestead. The area was settled in the late 1800's by W.T. Chesser and his family, who grew sugar cane, tobacco and turpentine. The first homestead was south of this one, which was built by his son, Tom, in 1927. The home has been maintained by the park as an example of how local pioneers made a living in the forbidding swamp.