NOTICE: Campfires are not allowed in District managed campgrounds at this time due to high fire danger.

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Join Michele Sager, lead communications coordinator, as she talks with Land Manager Felicia Nudo about recreational opportunities on District properties. They'll talk about how you can camp for free, hike natural trails, bike some amazing paths and much more. Also learn about free resources you can download or order. About the Water Matters Podcast: We answer your most popular questions about the work done by the Southwest Florida Water Management District and services offered including new projects, springs protection, water conservation efforts and more. Learn about the many ways we serve the community and protect your resources.

Outdoor Recreation

Nature-friendly outdoor recreation in Florida offers an easy and enjoyable experience while ensuring the land is protected. These activities include birding, boating, picnicking, canoeing, hiking, fishing, inline skating, bicycling, hunting, camping and equestrian pursuits. Dogs on a leash are allowed on some lands in designated areas, and some of our lands are handicap accessible. In keeping with the purpose for which these lands were acquired, your experience will be close to nature. This means mostly unpaved roads, portable restrooms and nature's beauty all around you.