Map of Potts Preserve
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About Potts Preserve

The property was acquired for protection of the area’s groundwater recharge, as well as important surface water features and wetland habitats. The preserve’s wetlands play a role in both the Tsala Apopka Chain of Lakes and the Withlacoochee River systems, part of the Floridan aquifer’s recharge/discharge system. Additionally, the site provides habitat to wildlife, including a small population of threatened Florida scrub-jays.

Recreational Opportunities

Bicycling

  • Multiuse trails.
  • Florida law requires bicyclists under 16 to wear helmets.

Bird Watching

Boating and Paddling

  • Nearest public boat ramp at end of CR 581.

Camping

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

Backcountry

  • These campsites are accessible only by foot or from a body of water.
  • These sites have no amenities.
  • Mound fires – keep fires small, only use sticks found on the ground.

Equestrian Use

  • 12 miles of marked woods roads.
  • Riders are required to stay on marked trails.
  • 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

  • Fishing and frogging allowed throughout year along river.
  • Contact FWC for license requirements.

Hiking

  • 30 miles open for hiking, including a 4-mile river trail and 16-mile loop trail.
  • Prepare for wet hiking; some trails are excessively wet during certain times of year.
  • Orange blaze symbols indicate primary trail. Blue blazes indicate side trails. White blaze symbols indicate overnight loop. Double blaze symbols indicate a sharp turn in trail.

Hunting

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

Picnic Facilities

  • Limited picnic facilities available at campsite.


 


Access and Parking

  • Day-use parking off Hooty Point gives access to river hiking trail.
  • Parking at Dee River Road gate for trails leading to upland and freshwater marsh communities. Equestrian parking available.
  • ADA access and facilities available.

Restrooms and Water

  • Portable toilets located at equestrian/group and primitive campgrounds.
  • Nonpotable water available at equestrian/group area.

Location

Northeastern Citrus County, east of Inverness

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


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Street Address

2700 Dee River Road – Equestrian Camping
2988 North Hooty Point – River Hiking Trail – Inverness, FL 34453
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Size

8,500 acres

Hours of Operation

Daily from sunrise to sunset.

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