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

10950 Acres
Hours of Operation
District lands shall be open to the public from 30 minutes prior to sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset only, unless otherwise authorized by the District per Chapter 40D-9 Florida Administrative Code.

Recreation Opportunities

Recreation Term


Recreation Description
  • Approximately 22 miles of multiuse trails.
  • Bicyclists are required to stay on designated or marked trails.
  • Florida law requires bicyclists under 16 to wear helmets.

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Recreation Description

Recreation Term


Recreation Description
  • Public boat launches offered at adjoining park and East Trail's End Road.

Recreation Term


Recreation Description
  • Public boat launches offered at adjoining park and East Trail's End Road.

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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


Recreation Description
  • Approximately 22 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


Recreation Description
  • Moccasin Slough Bridge offers good fishing.
  • Contact FWC for license requirements.

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Recreation Description
  • Approximately 26 miles of multiuse trails.
  • Prepare for wet hiking; some trails are excessively wet during certain times of year.

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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.

Eastern Citrus County, east of Floral City

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

Scheduled Site Closings

Equestrian/Primitive Camping 12/14/2023 - 12/17/2023 Hunting
Primitive Camping 12/14/2023 - 12/17/2023 Hunting
Equestrian/Primitive Camping 02/01/2024 - 02/04/2024 Hunting
Primitive Camping 02/01/2024 - 02/04/2024 Hunting
Equestrian/Primitive Camping 03/15/2024 - 03/19/2024 Hunting
Primitive Camping 03/15/2024 - 03/19/2024 Hunting
Equestrian/Primitive Camping 03/21/2024 - 03/26/2024 Hunting
Primitive Camping 03/21/2024 - 03/26/2024 Hunting