Farm Family Turns
Spring-Fed Swamp into
Thriving Tourist Attraction
Little more than a stone’s throw from the bustling beach traffic traveling Highway 59 in Summerdale lies a 20-acre cypress swamp that nearly 200 alligators call home. Alligator Alley owner Wesley Moore couldn’t be happier with that arrangement.
"Mark Twain said a man who finds a job he loves doesn’t work a day in his life, and I feel like I’m just about there," said Moore.
The farm land that has been in Moore’s family for more than 70 years always had a spring-fed swamp they utilized as a water source, but Moore saw an opportunity to take that natural gator habitat further.