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Flying Eagle Nature Center

Flying Eagle Preserve

Mandatory Site Visits

  • • September 17, 10 a.m.
  • • September 22, 10 a.m.
  • • October 2, 10 a.m.
  • • October 9, 10 a.m.

Flying Eagle Nature Center
12650 East Boy Scout Road, Inverness, FL 34450
(352) 796-7211, ext. 4470
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The District is looking for a partner to enter into a long-term lease agreement for the development, operation and maintenance of its Flying Eagle Nature Center property.

About the Property

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The 150-acre Flying Eagle Nature Center is located at 12650 East Boy Scout Road within the 16,338-acre Flying Eagle Preserve in Inverness, Florida. Owned by the Southwest Florida Water Management District and originally built as a Boy Scout campground, the nature center is perfect for a year-round RV/campground facility, retreat center or equestrian campground. The diversity of wildlife habitats and rich Native American history on the property provide a variety of educational opportunities.
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Property Amenities

The nature center features a multipurpose building, lodge, two residences, six cabins, 10 group camping areas with outdoor bath facilities each capable of accommodating 10 tents, commercial kitchen, large pavilion area with seating for 400 people, a swimming pool with indoor/outdoor bath facilities, and other support structures. Outdoor activities include archery, target shooting, group camping, hiking, biking and bird watching. The property is also well-suited for equestrian activities. Facilities require varying levels of maintenance and repairs.
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Leasing Options

The District is seeking a private or public partner to enter into a long-term lease agreement for the development, operation and maintenance of the center. The agreement will require the lessee to make a financial investment to upgrade some of the existing infrastructure.

The District issued an Invitation to Submit Offers (ITS) on Friday, September 12. The deadline to submit offers is Thursday, December 11. Respondents must also attend one mandatory site visit.


For additional information, contact Cheryl Hill at (352) 796-7211, ext. 4470.

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