Recreational Opportunities

With nearly 30 percent of the watershed being conservation lands, there are many opportunities for recreation throughout the Withlacoochee River watershed. Every year about 2.5 million people visit public conservation lands obtained by the Southwest Florida Water Management District and its partners to protect Florida’s water resources. The lands are open to the public for family activities such as hiking, bicycling, hunting, horseback riding, fishing, camping, nature study, paddling and picnicking.

Nature-friendly activities offer an easy and fun experience while making sure the land is protected.

Check out this map featuring some of the District lands in the watershed. Click on each to learn more about the preserve or park.

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