- Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve for overall information. See
28057 SR 471
Webster, FL 33597
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Fishing and frogging allowed throughout year.
- Vehicle access from Rock Ridge Road for fishing is only permitted on weekends in May and June.
- Contact Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) for license requirements.
- 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.
- Contact FWC for information regarding license requirements and permits.
- FWC rules and regulations must be observed throughout the year.
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:
- 2023-2024 dates will be up dated in June