The Devil’s Tree, Oak Hammock Park – Port St. Lucie | A large and mysterious oak tree lies down a dirt nature trail in the corner of Oak Hammock Park in Port St. Lucie. Known as “The Devil’s Tree,” it was the site of a series of gruesome murders in the early 1970s and today believed to be possessed by evil spirits. According to legend, several failed attempts have been made to cut down the tree over the years and some visitors to the park at night have reported seeing figures in dark hooded capes performing satanic rituals near the tree (the park closes at dusk, by the way). A local priest even allegedly attempted to perform an exorcism here back in the early 1990s. Other park visitors claim to have viewed ghosts hanging from the branches of The Devil’s Tree. In addition to its infamous oak tree, Oak Hammock Park, which was established in 2000, features a boat and canoe launch, two fishing piers, three miles of hiking trails, pavilion, butterfly garden and playground.
WHERE: Oak Hammock Park, 1982 S.W. Villanova Road, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34953 | WHO: (772) 344-4389