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Withlacoochee River Park
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Location

12449 Withlacoochee Blvd.
Dade City, FL 33525
(352) 567-0264 

Hours of Operation
Open 7 days a week from dawn to dusk

Park Information
This wilderness park consists of 406 acres, however, the Withlacoochee River is located on 610 acres of natural wilderness land with an abundance of wildlife to see such as Bald Eagles, Swallow Tail Hawk, Red Tail nd Red Shoulder Hawk, Turkey, Great Blue Heron, Red and Gray Fox, Florida Panther, Bob Cat, Alligators, Golpher Tortoise, Black Bear, River Otter, Snakes, Owls, Racoons and Wild Hogs. If you are looking for some peace and tranquility, this is the place for you. You can hear the sounds of nature all around you. Whether you want to go fishing, camping, biking, kayaking or have a picnic, this park has it all.

There is an 1840's replica of an Indian Village with a School House, Church, Trading Post and Cracker House as well as a Log Cabin. The Church can be reserved for small weddings and then you can have your reception at one of the shelters and make it a memorable day.

Climb up the Observaton Tower to view the entire property from above and observe the wildlife and natural beauty of this land.

This park has a 3 1/2 mile perimeter nature trail, a 1.7 mile all-purpose paved trail and other trails totaling 13 miles. The paved trail can be used for bicycles, rollerblading or walking. There is also a GPS Orienteering Course that you can track.         
                         
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Special Events
There is an open recreation area consisting of 30 acres which is used for our special events, parking, R/V Camping and an Earth Stage for special performances and entertainment. During some of our events, we have vendors set up booths for your viewing and/or purchasing as well as food vendors and free displays. Our annual events consist of the "Ft. Dade Mountain Man Rendezvouz" in late January/early February; the "Central Florida Flint Knap-In" in mid-February; the "Mother's Day Pow-Wow" in mid-May; the "Silver Hawk Native American Flute Gathering" in mid-October; and our Florida Flyers "Winter Fly SAM R/C Contest" in mid-January.