All District-Managed Lands to Close

News Release

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will close all District-managed lands throughout its 16-county region on Wednesday, Sept. 6 in anticipation of impacts from Hurricane Irma.

The following properties will be closed until further notice:

•Annutteliga Hammock
•Chassahowitzka River – Burnt Bridge Road entrance
•Chito Branch Reserve
•Conner Preserve
•Cypress Creek Preserve
•Deep Creek Preserve
•Ed Chance Reserve- Coker Prairie Tract
•Ed Chance Reserve- Gilley Creek Tract
•Flying Eagle Preserve
•Green Swamp East including Hampton Tract
•Green Swamp West
•Hálpata Tastanaki Preserve
•Lake Panasoffkee
•Lake Tarpon Outfall Canal
•Little Manatee River -Southfork Tract
•Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve – Oakridge and Washburn
•Masaryktown Canal
•Panasoffkee Outlet
•Potts Preserve
•Prairie/Shell Creek
•Starkey Wilderness Preserve- Serenova Tract
•Tampa Bypass Canal
•Upper Hillsborough Preserve
•Upper Hillsborough – Alston Tract
•Upper Myakka -Flatford Swamp Preserve
•Weekiwachee Preserve
•Withlapopka Park
•Wysong Park

Information concerning District-related meeting cancellations and office closures will also be provided to the media and made available on the District's website at As a reminder, you can find the latest information on