District Reopens Several Campground Properties

News Release

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) has completed evaluations of District campgrounds after Hurricane Ian and the following properties will reopen Monday afternoon:

  • Flying Eagle Preserve in Citrus County
  • Green Swamp West Tract equestrian/primitive sites at Ashley Bay and Cumpressco equestrian/primitive sites in Pasco County. McNeil primitive campground will remain closed.
  • Lake Panasoffkee in Sumter County
  • Potts Preserve Dee River Road primitive and equestrian campgrounds in Citrus County. The river primitive and river backcountry sites at Hooty Point will remain closed.

The remaining campgrounds will remain closed until further notice. The Districted closed all District-managed lands in September in anticipation of flooding and other impacts due to Hurricane Ian.