Green Swamp East Tract

Park Details

Street Address

28057 SR 471
Webster, FL 33597
United States

51149 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 60 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


Recreation Description
  • Camping not permitted during hunts.
  • A free reservation is required and must be displayed or available at campground.
  • Backcountry sites include Trial Ford, Tillman Lake and Mott Hammock; sites have picnic tables, fire rings and/or grills.

Recreation Term


Recreation Description

Recreation Term


Recreation Description
  • Approximately 60 miles of multiuse trials.
  • Approximately 31 miles of Florida National Scenic Trail run through Green Swamp East and West tracts. This trail continues through Green Swamp West Tract and up to the Richloam Tract of the Withlacoochee State Forest.
  • Approximately 15-mile overnight loop and 8-mile day loop.
  • Prepare for wet hiking; some trails are excessively wet during certain times of year.

Recreation Term


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
  • Main vehicle access on south side of Green Swamp on Rock Ridge Road, approximately 10 miles northeast of US 98 and 6 miles west of SR 33. Small day-use parking area at Rock Ridge gate.
  • Parking also at Main Grade and SR 471.
  • Several additional walk-thru gates throughout property.
Restrooms and Water
  • No restrooms or water available.

Southwestern Lake, northern Polk and southeastern Sumter counties

For more Information

Land Resources, Southwest Florida Water Management District, 1-800-423-1476 (FL only) or (352) 796-7211, ext. 4470

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will be conducting managed hunts on the following dates:

  • February 24-25, 2024
  • March 2-3, 2024
  • March 16-April 21, 2024