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Spend a day with your family and friends in the great outdoors. Many District properties offer picnic facilities.

Check the individual property for specific information about picnicking on that tract and the level of amenities provided.

In addition, the District has three spacious and modern pavilions available for your next large group picnic. Make a reservation below:


Green Swamp West

Picnic Area Type Cost Max
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Max
Users
Comments Reservations Required
Pavilion  photo Ashley Campground Pavillion Free 1 100 Picnic pavilion is located at the Ashley Campground in Green Swamp West Tract. From Dade City, take River Road east to the main entrance to the swamp. Cross the single lane bridge over the Withlacoochee River and proceed to the Ashley Campground. Make a Reservation

Lake Panasoffkee

Picnic Area Type Cost Max
Permits
Max
Users
Comments Reservations Required
Pavilion  photo Jones Creek Trail Day Use Area Free 1 130 Enter the Lake Panasoffkee tract at the Jones Creek Trail entrance, approximately 3 miles west of I-75 on Florida SR44. Pavilion has ample parking and restrooms on premises. Make a Reservation


Upper Hillsborough Preserve — Alston Tract

Picnic Area Type Cost Max
Permits
Max
Users
Comments Reservations Required
Pavilion  photo Alston Gate Free 1 100 Picnic pavilion is located in the group camping area near the Alston Gate entrance of the Alston Tract. Take Florida SR39 (County Line Road) to Saunders Road, then east on Deems Road to the entrance. Nonpotable water and restrooms on site. Grills are provided in the picnic area. Make a Reservation


While enjoying the picnic facilities, please follow all rules outlined in the Guidelines for Use of District Lands.

How to contact us:

Land Use and Protection Section (LND)
Southwest Florida Water Management District
2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34604-6899

Telephone: 1-800-423-1476 (toll-free, FL only) or (352) 796-7211, ext. 4470
Fax: (352) 754-6877
Email: Recreation@WaterMatters.org



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