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

Bicycling

  • 46 miles of marked multiuse trails.
  • Florida law requires bicyclists under 16 to wear helmets.

Bird Watching

  • Site 64 on western section of Great Florida Birding Trail.
  • Contact FWC for more information.

Boating and Paddling

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

Camping

Equestrian, Group and Primitive Sites:

  • Ashley campsite has vault toilet, nonpotable water, picnic tables, fire rings and/or grills.
  • Cumpressco campsite has portable toilet, nonpotable water, picnic tables, fire rings and/or grills.
  • McNeil group campsite has portable toilet, picnic tables and/or grills.
  • Nonpotable water source available.
  • A free reservation is required and must be displayed on dashboard at campground.

Backcountry Camping Sites:

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

Equestrian Use

  • 60 miles of service roads.
  • Each rider must carry proof of horse’s current negative Coggins test.
  • Horse-drawn buggy riding only on marked trails; requires a free reservation.
  • Florida law requires equestrians under 16 to wear helmets.

Fishing

  • Along Withlacoochee River; access best from River Road.
  • Vehicle access from McNeil Road (SR 471) available by free reservation.
  • Contact FWC for license requirements.

Hiking

  • Total 32.4 miles of Florida National Scenic Trail run through Green Swamp East and West tracts.
  • 60 miles of additional marked trails.
  • 1.5-mile side trail connects to Withlacoochee River Park.

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.

Hunting

  • 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.


 


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.
  • ADA access and facilities available.

Restrooms and Water

  • Restroom available at campground.
  • Nonpotable water available at main entrance at River Road.

Location

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

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

Notice

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

Street Address

13347 Ranch Road
Dade City, FL 33525
(Google map)

Size

37,350 acres

Hours of Operation

Daily from sunrise to sunset, year-round, except during special opportunity archery, general gun, hog-still and turkey seasons. Visit MyFWC.com.

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