Little Manatee River — Southfork Tract

As part of the District's Little Manatee River project, this property protects the watershed of the river. The primary natural communities on the tract are pine flatwoods in the uplands and bottomland hardwood forests. Prior to District ownership, like many areas in central Florida, the site was converted into rangeland for raising cattle.

The high-quality scrub and scrubby flatwoods habitats have been restored for native species. The reintroduction of fire helps maintain the habitat.

Park Details

Street Address

29400 SR 62
Duette, FL 33834
United States

970 Acres
Hours of Operation
Daily from sunrise to sunset.

Site Features

Recreation Opportunities

Recreation Term


Recreation Description
  • Approximately 6 miles of trails.

Additional Information

Access and Parking
  • Entrance approximately 12 miles east of Parrish off SR 62 on north side of road.
Restrooms and Water
  • No restrooms or water available.
  • Northeastern Manatee County, east of Parrish.
For more Information
  • Land Resources, Southwest Florida Water Management District, 1-800-423-1476 (FL only) or (352) 796-7211, ext. 4470.