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


  • 13 miles of designated or marked multiuse, unpaved trails.
  • Use only marked trails.
  • Florida law requires bicyclists under 16 to wear helmets.

Bird Watching


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

Equestrian Use

  • Riders required to stay on 9 miles of marked or designated multiuse trails.
  • Each rider must carry proof of horse’s 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.


  • 16 miles of wooded roads.
  • 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.

Picnic Facilities

  • One picnic table available at entrance.


Access and Parking

From US 41 in Inverness, head east on Eden Drive and continue east as the road changes to Moccasin Slough Road. There are two entrances on Moccasin Slough Road. Travel approximately three miles to the first entrance. The second entrance is within a mile from the first. Look for signage. Do not block gate.

Restrooms and Water

Portable toilets and nonpotable water available near the equestrian/group and primitive campgrounds.


Eastern Citrus County, east of Floral City

Nearby Recreation Lands

For More Information

Land Resources Department, 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
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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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