Map of Green Swamp West Tract
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About Green Swamp West Tract

(See Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve for overall information.)

Recreational Opportunities


  • Approximately 65 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

  • Site located on western section of Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail.
  • Contact FWC for more information.

Boating and Paddling

  • Small boat ramp available on River Road.
  • Withlacoochee River offers remote wilderness experience.


Equestrian and Primitive Sites:

  • Separate sites available for equestrians 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.

Backcountry Camping Sites:

  • High Bluff , Foster Bridge, Concession Stand and Gator Hole.

Equestrian Use

  • Approximately 63 miles of multiuse trails.
  • Riders are required to stay on designated or marked trails.
  • Each rider must carry proof of horse‚Äôs current negative Coggins test.
  • Horse-drawn buggy riding requires a free day-use reservation for buggy access behind locked gate.
  • Florida law requires equestrians under 16 to wear helmets.


  • Along Withlacoochee River; access from River Road and State Road 471.
  • Contact FWC for license requirements.


  • Approximately 65 miles of multiuse trails.
  • Approximately 31 miles of Florida National Scenic Trail run through Green Swamp East and
    West tracts.

Florida National Scenic Trail

  • The Florida National Scenic Trail is maintained by the Florida Trail Association.
  • Orange blaze symbols indicate primary trail. Blue blaze symbols indicate side trails. White blaze symbols indicate overnight loop. Double blaze symbols indicate a sharp turn in trail.
  • During hunts, hikers are encouraged to wear hunter orange or other bright color above the waist.


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

Picnic Facilities

  • Picnic tables available inside main gate.
  • A free reservation is required to reserve the pavilion.

Access and Parking

  • From US 301 in Dade City, follow River Road east five miles. Parking for river access and hiking trail on left; equestrians and bicyclists park at main gate.
  • Additional parking off SR 471 at Cumpressco and McNeil entrances.

Restrooms and Water

  • ADA accessible portable toilets available at campgrounds.
  • Nonpotable water available at River Road entrance and equestrian and primitive campgrounds.


Eastern edge of Pasco County, just south of Withlacoochee State Forest (Richloam Tract), between US 98/US 301 and SR 471.

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


(This tract is part of the Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve.)

Street Address

13347 Ranch Road
Dade City, FL 33525
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37,350 acres

Hours of Operation

  • Daily from sunrise to sunset.
  • Open to public access year-round except during the special opportunity archery, general gun,
    hog-still and turkey seasons. For more information, visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
    Commission (FWC) website at

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