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Withlacoochee River Park
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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. Please take a look at our Park Map and Park Brochure.

There is an 1840's replica of Church, Trading Post and a Pioneer Cabin as well as a Primitive 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.  You can also rent the two cabins for a weekend stay or longer.

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.   

Make your reservations on line for a shelter, pavilion, or tent, cabin and RV camping and experience a great outdoor experience in this nature environment.  

Payment Options:

1) Pay with credit card online ($2.00 convenience fee will apply)

2) Reserve and pay at one of the following three sites with check, cash or credit card (no convenience fees apply) :

*Land O Lakes Recreation Complex, 3033 Collier Pkwy., Land O Lakes
*Veterans Memorial Park, 14333 Hicks Rd., Hudson
*J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex, 2830 Gulf Trace Blvd., Holiday

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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.