Map of Withlacoochee River Park
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About Withlacoochee River Park

Pasco County operates this regional park near the Withlacoochee River. The District provides the county with the use of 146 acres of the Green Swamp – West Tract to accommodate riverfront access for the canoe launch, dock and 1.5 miles of hiking trails.

The Withlacoochee River Park offers visitors access to a wild and scenic portion of the river and a mosaic of habitat communities, from high sandhills to low riverine swamp.

Recreational Opportunities

Bicycling and
Inline Skating

  • Paved park road.
  • Florida law requires bicyclists under 16 to wear helmets.

Bird Watching

Camping

  • Primitive campsites available in various locations around park; contact the Withlacoochee River Park for more information.
  • Free permit required to camp. Obtain from park office.

Fishing

  • Fishing pier located adjacent to canoe launch.
  • Contact FWC for license requirements.

Hiking

  • 5.2 miles of trail developed and maintained by Florida Trail Association. Orange blaze symbols denote primary trail. Blue blaze symbols denote side trails. Double blazes denote a sharp turn in trail.
  • For more information, contact Florida Trail Association at 1-877-445-3352 (FL only) or (352) 378-8823.
  • Several additional miles of perimeter trails open for hiking.

Paddling

  • Canoe launch (100-foot carry from parking area).

Park Facilities

  • Park has playgrounds, 40-foot observation tower, boardwalks, recreation field and reconstructed 19th century fort.
  • Authentic Native American villages constructed by Native American volunteers.
  • ADA access and facilities available.

Picnic Facilities

  • Picnic shelters and large pavilion available.
  • Reservations for southern shelter or pavilion made through park office.
  • Other shelters available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Picnic Facilities

  • Picnic shelters and large pavilion available.
  • Reservations for southern shelter or pavilion made through park office.
  • Other shelters available on a first-come, first-served basis.


 


Access and Parking

  • From US 301 follow River Road east 5 miles. Follow pavement onto Auton Road. Park entrance 0.25 miles on left.
  • ADA access and facilities available.

Restrooms and Water

Three restrooms, a compost toilet and drinking fountains available.

Dogs

  • Dogs must be on a leash no more than six feet in length.
  • Owners are requested to pick up after dog.

Location

Pasco County, east of Dade City

Nearby Recreation Lands

For More Information

  • Withlacoochee River Park, (352) 567-0264.
  • East Pasco Parks and Recreation Department, (352) 521-4182
  • Pasco County Parks and Recreation Department, (813) 929-1260


Visit this Property

Street Address

12449 Withlacoochee Boulevard
Dade City, FL 33525
(Google map)

Size

260 acres

Hours of Operation

Daily from sunrise to sunset.

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