Map of Flying Eagle Preserve
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About Flying Eagle Preserve

The Tsala Apopka Chain of Lakes, which surrounds most of this property, is connected to the Floridan aquifer’s hydrologic system. The Withlacoochee River forms a portion of the eastern property boundary and is a vital component of regional drainage and flood conveyance. This property is a mosaic of small lakes, marshes and swamps, with numerous scattered islands of forested uplands. A broad mixture of hardwood and cypress swamps covers the floodplain of the Withlacoochee River.

Recreational Opportunities


  • Approximately 16 miles of multiuse trails.
  • Bicyclists are required to stay on designated or marked trails.
  • Florida law requires bicyclists under 16 to wear helmets.

Bird Watching

Boating and Paddling

  • Public boat launches offered at adjoining park and East Trail’s End Road.


  • Separate sites available for equestrian and primitive camping.
  • Sites have picnic tables, fire rings and/or grills.
  • A free reservation is required and must be displayed or available at campground.

Equestrian Use

  • Approximately 16 miles of multiuse trails.
  • Riders are required to stay on designated or marked trails.
  • Horse-drawn buggy riding requires a free day-use reservation for buggy access behind locked gate.
  • Each rider must carry proof of horse‚Äôs current negative Coggins test.
  • Equestrian use not permitted during hunts.
  • Florida law requires equestrians under 16 to wear helmets.


  • Moccasin Slough Bridge offers good fishing.
  • Contact FWC for license requirements.


  • Approximately 20 miles of multiuse trails.
  • Prepare for wet hiking; some trails are excessively wet during certain times of year.


  • Contact FWC for information regarding license requirements and permits.
  • FWC rules and regulations must be observed throughout the year.

Access and Parking

  • From US 41 in Inverness, head east on Eden Drive and continue east as the road changes to
    Moccasin Slough Road.
  • Look for signage.

Restrooms and Water

  • No restrooms or water available at entrances.
  • ADA accessible portable toilets and nonpotable water available near the equestrian and
    primitive campgrounds.


Eastern Citrus County, east of Floral City

Nearby Recreation Lands

For More Information

  • Reservations may be made at
  • Land Resources, Southwest Florida Water Management District, 1-800-423-1476 (FL only)
    or (352) 796-7211, ext. 4470

Visit this Property

Withlapopka Community Park is an individual tract within Flying Eagle Preserve.

Street Address

11080 East Moccasin Slough Road
Inverness, FL 34450
(Google map)


10,950 acres

Hours of Operation

Daily from sunrise to sunset.

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Conservation Lands of Southwest Florida
Florida Wilderness

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