Still primarily natural, the property is a mixture of pine flatwoods, freshwater marshes and oak scrub forest. The western portions contain some of the oldest and largest trees in the area. The boundary of this property extends over three miles along the eastern floodplain of the Withlacoochee River.
The property was acquired to protect and preserve pristine river corridor along the Withlacoochee River and adjoining floodplain system. Preservation of this property protects forested swamps and adjoining upland buffers important to the water resources and water quality of the river system.
- Site 53 on western section of the Great Florida Birding Trail.
- Contact Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) for more information.
Boating and Paddling
- Public boat launch and paved parking offered at adjoining park.
- Available along Withlacoochee and Panasoffkee Outlet rivers.
- Contact FWC for license requirements.
- Several miles of woods roads suitable for day hiking. Dry winter months most suitable for hiking since majority of lands are low and subject to seasonal flooding.
- No marked hiking trails or trail markers.
- Picnic tables offered at “Marsh Bend County Park“http:/
/ fl-sumtercounty.civicplus.com/ index.aspx?NID=209.
Access and Parking
- Day-use parking at Marsh Bend County Park adjacent to property.
- Walk-thru located off CR 315.
- ADA access and facilities available.
Restrooms and Water
- Restroom facilities available at Marsh Bend County Park.
- No water available.