Withlapopka Community Park

The Withlapopka Community Park is approximately 50 acres located within the Flying Eagle Preserve. The preserve is a mosaic of small lakes, marshes and swamps with numerous scattered islands of forested uplands. The park site was used by Citrus County as a disposal site for spoil dredged from the county’s canals.

The park is a result of a group of individuals approaching the District with a unique opportunity to work hand-in-hand to better the community. This group has spent countless hours constructing the park amenities.

Park Details

Street Address

10390 E. Gobbler Drive
Inverness, FL 34450
United States

50 Acres
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.

Recreation Opportunities

Recreation Term


Recreation Description
  • Small, unpaved loop trail.
  • Florida law requires bicyclists under 16 to wear helmets.

Recreation Term


Recreation Description
  • Approximately 1.5-mile loop trail available with rest station benches.
  • Follow marked trails.

Recreation Term

Picnic Facilities

Recreation Description
  • Small picnic pavilion, picnic tables and grills.

Additional Information

Access and Parking
  • From US 41 in Inverness, head east on Gobbler Drive, travel 3 miles to parking area on left.


Restrooms and Water
  • Portable toilet available; no water available.
  • Eastern Citrus County, east of Floral City
For more Information
  • Land Resources, Southwest Florida Water Management District, 1-800-423-1476 (FL only) or (352) 796-7211, ext. 4470