Flying Eagle Preserve

The Tsala Apopka Chain of Lakes, which surrounds most of this property, is connected to the Floridan aquifer's hydrologic system. The Withlacoochee River forms a portion of the eastern property boundary and is a vital component of regional drainage and flood conveyance. This property is a mosaic of small lakes, marshes and swamps, with numerous scattered islands of forested uplands. A broad mixture of hardwood and cypress swamps covers the floodplain of the Withlacoochee River.

Park Details

Street Address

11080 East Moccasin Slough Road
Inverness, FL 34450
United States

Size
10950 Acres
Hours of Operation
Daily from sunrise to sunset.

Recreation Opportunities

Recreation Term
Bicycling
Recreation Description
  • Approximately 16 miles of multiuse trails.
  • Bicyclists are required to stay on designated or marked trails.
  • Florida law requires bicyclists under 16 to wear helmets.
Recreation Term
Birding
Recreation Description
Recreation Term
Boating
Recreation Description
  • Public boat launches offered at adjoining park and East Trail's End Road.
Recreation Term
Canoeing-Paddling
Recreation Description
  • Public boat launches offered at adjoining park and East Trail's End Road.
Recreation Term
Camping
Recreation Description
  • Separate sites available for equestrian and primitive camping.
  • Sites have picnic tables, fire rings and/or grills.
  • A free reservation is required and must be displayed or available at campground.
Recreation Term
Equestrian
Recreation Description
  • Approximately 16 miles of multiuse trails.
  • Riders are required to stay on designated or marked trails.
  • Horse-drawn buggy riding requires a free day-use reservation for buggy access behind locked gate.
  • Each rider must carry proof of horse's current negative Coggins test.
  • Equestrian use not permitted during hunts.
  • Florida law requires equestrians under 16 to wear helmets.
Recreation Term
Fishing
Recreation Description
  • Moccasin Slough Bridge offers good fishing.
  • Contact FWC for license requirements.
Recreation Term
Hiking
Recreation Description
  • Approximately 20 miles of multiuse trails.
  • Prepare for wet hiking; some trails are excessively wet during certain times of year.
Recreation Term
Hunting
Recreation Description
  • Contact FWC for information regarding license requirements and permits.
  • FWC rules and regulations must be observed throughout the year.

Additional Information

Access and Parking
  • From US 41 in Inverness, head east on Eden Drive and continue east as the road changes to Moccasin Slough Road.
  • Look for signage.
Restrooms and Water
  • No restrooms or water available at entrances.
  • ADA accessible portable toilets and nonpotable water available near the equestrian and primitive campgrounds.
Location

Eastern Citrus County, east of Floral City

For more Information
  • Reservations may be made at WaterMatters.org.
  • Land Resources, Southwest Florida Water Management District, 1-800-423-1476 (FL only) or (352) 796-7211, ext. 4470.
Closure Reasons
Hunting
Date Closure
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