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

  • 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.

Camping

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.

Fishing

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

Hiking

  • 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.

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.
  • 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.

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

  • Reservations may be made at WaterMatters.org/Reservation.
  • Land Resources, 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.
  • 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 MyFWC.com.

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Conservation Lands of Southwest Florida
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