Green Swamp West Tract

See Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve for overall information.

Park Details

Street Address

13347 Ranch Road
Dade City, FL 33525
United States

Size
37350 Acres
Hours of Operation
Daily from sunrise to sunset.

Recreation Opportunities

Recreation Term
Bicycling
Recreation Description
  • Approximately 65 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
  • Site located on western section of Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail.
  • Contact FWC for more information.
Recreation Term
Boating
Recreation Description
  • Small boat ramp available on River Road.
  • Withlacoochee River offers remote wilderness experience.
Recreation Term
Canoeing-Paddling
Recreation Description
  • Small boat ramp available on River Road.
  • Withlacoochee River offers remote wilderness experience.
Recreation Term
Camping
Recreation Description
Equestrian and Primitive Sites:
  • Separate sites available for equestrians 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.
Backcountry Camping Sites:
  • High Bluff , Foster Bridge, Concession Stand and Gator Hole.
Recreation Term
Equestrian
Recreation Description
  • Approximately 63 miles of multiuse trails.
  • Riders are required to stay on designated or marked trails.
  • Each rider must carry proof of horse's current negative Coggins test.
  • Horse-drawn buggy riding requires a free day-use reservation for buggy access behind locked gate.
  • Florida law requires equestrians under 16 to wear helmets.
Recreation Term
Fishing
Recreation Description
  • Along Withlacoochee River; access from River Road and State Road 471.
  • Contact FWC  for license requirements.
Recreation Term
Hiking
Recreation Description
  • Approximately 65 miles of multiuse trails.
  • Approximately 31 miles of Florida National Scenic Trail run through Green Swamp East and West tracts.
Recreation Term
Hunting
Recreation Description
  • Contact FWC for information regarding license requirements and permits.
  • FWC rules and regulations must be observed throughout the year.
Recreation Term
Picnic Facilities
Recreation Description
  • Picnic tables available inside main gate.
  • A free reservation is required to reserve the pavilion.

Additional Information

Access and Parking
  • From US 301 in Dade City, follow River Road east five miles. Parking for river access and hiking trail on left; equestrians and bicyclists park at main gate.
  • Additional parking off SR 471 at Cumpressco and McNeil entrances.
Restrooms and Water
  • ADA accessible portable toilets available at campgrounds.
  • Nonpotable water available at River Road entrance and equestrian and primitive campgrounds.
Location

Eastern edge of Pasco County, just south of Withlacoochee State Forest (Richloam Tract), between US 98/US 301 and SR 471.

For more Information
  • Open to public access year-round except during the special opportunity archery, general gun, hog-still and turkey seasons. For more information, visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) website at MyFWC.com
  • 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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