This property contains relatively unaltered natural land. The dominant natural communities are pine flatwoods, scrubby flatwoods, scrub, freshwater marsh and hardwood hammocks. The pine overstory in the flatwoods was logged by prior owners, but a high diversity of natural understory species remain. The northern portion of the tract has a higher elevation and drains into the Manatee River. The southern portion contains the freshwater marsh that gives the tract its name. The marsh retains surface water after rains and slowly releases it into the Myakka River through Coker Creek.
- Approximately 10 miles of designated or marked trails.
Access and Parking
Entrance approximately 7 miles east of Lake Manatee on SR 64, south side of road.
Restrooms and Water
No restrooms or water available.
Eastern Manatee County, east of Lake Manatee
Nearby Recreation Lands
For More Information
Land Resources, Southwest Florida Water Management District, 1-800-423-1476 (FL only) or (352) 796-7211, ext. 4470