Withlacoochee River Park

Pasco County operates this regional park near the Withlacoochee River. The District provides the county with the use of 146 acres of the Green Swamp — West Tract to accommodate riverfront access for the canoe launch, dock and 5 miles of hiking trails.

Park Details

Street Address

12449 Withlacoochee Boulevard
Dade City, FL 33525
United States

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

Recreation Opportunities

Recreation Term

Bicycling

Recreation Description
  • Paved park and 1.7-mile paved trail in woods.
  • Florida law requires bicyclists under 16 to wear helmets.

Recreation Term

Inline Skating

Recreation Description
  • Paved park and 1.7-mile paved trail in woods.

Recreation Term

Birding

Recreation Description

Recreation Term

Camping

Recreation Description
  • All reservations can be made online at PascoCountyFL.net or in person at park office
    with cash or check only.
  • All campers must be registered and set up prior to park closing time; times change with season.

Cabins

  • Pioneer cabin up to 6 people with electric and fan.
  • Primitive cabin up to 4 people without electric.

Group Campground

  • 2 sites available, they can accommodate up to
  • 40 people per site. No shower.

Primitive Campground

  • 8 primitive tent sites, access to compost toilet, no shower.
  • 1 backwoods primitive campsite, 1.5-mile hike in, free of charge.

RV/Tent Campground

  • 15 RV sites are supplied with 20-, 30- and
  • 50-amp electric and water. Restroom and shower available.
  • 5 tent sites with electric in RV camp, with access to restroom and shower.
  • 7 semi-primitive tent sites, no electric, with access to restroom and shower.

Recreation Term

Fishing

Recreation Description
  • Fishing pier located adjacent to canoe launch.
  • Contact FWC for license requirements.

Recreation Term

Hiking

Recreation Description
  • 5.2 miles of trail developed and maintained by Florida Trail Association. Orange blaze symbols denote primary trail. Blue blaze symbols denote side trails. Double blazes denote a sharp turn in trail.
  • For more information, contact Florida Trail Association at 1-877-445-3352 (FL only) or (352) 378-8823.
  • Additional 6 miles of trails in park, 1.7-mile paved trail.

Recreation Term

Canoeing-Paddling

Recreation Description
  • Canoe launch (100-foot carry from parking area).

Recreation Term

Picnic Facilities

Recreation Description
  • One large pavilion — shelter #2 (18 tables), 9' grill and electric. May be reserved.
  • Four small shelters — 6 tables and a small grill. Numbers 1, 3, 4 and 5, of which numbers 3 and 4 may be reserved.
  • Reservations may be made online at PascoCountyFL.net or in person at park office with cash or check only.

Additional Information

Access and Parking
  • From US 301 follow River Road east 5 miles. Follow pavement onto Auton Road. Park entrance 0.25 miles on left.
  • ADA access and facilities available.
Restrooms and Water

Three restrooms at shelters and drinking fountains available.

Dogs
  • Dogs must be on a leash no more than six feet in length.
  • Owners are requested to pick up after dog.
Location

Pasco County, east of Dade City

For more Information
  • Withlacoochee River Park, (352) 567-0264
  • PascoCountyFL.net
  • Pasco County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Office, (813) 929-2760