The Myakka River, designated as an Outstanding Florida Water, flows through the northeast portion of the forest, dividing the forest into two tracts, with the larger portion on the west side of the river. Big Slough (also called Myakkahatchee Creek) enters the forest at the northeast and drains into the Myakka River. The western section of the property contains much of the headwaters of Rock Creek, a tributary to Lemon Bay, which is also part of the Charlotte Harbor estuarine system.
Jointly acquired by the District and the state of Florida, the property is managed by the Florida Forest Service (FFS). Public ownership of the property ensures the future protection of natural communities adjacent to the Myakka River.
For additional information, please contact:
Florida Forest Service
2555 South River Road
Englewood, FL 34223