Withlacoochee River Park
12449 Withlacoochee Blvd.
Dade City, FL 33525
Hours of Operation
Open 7 days a week from dawn to dusk.
This wilderness park consists of 406 acres, however, the Withlacoochee River runs through the park with an abundance of wildlife to see such as Bald Eagles, Swallow Tail Hawk, Red Tail and Red Shoulder Hawk, Turkey, Great Blue Heron, Red and Gray Fox, Florida Panther, Bob Cat, Alligators, Gopher Tortoise, Black Bear, River Otter, Snakes, Owls, Raccoons 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 (PDF) Opens a New Window. and Park Brochure (PDF) Opens a New Window. .
There is an 1840's replica of Church, soon to be made into a nature center, a Pioneer Cabin with electric and air conditioning (sleeps six and may have one tent on site and a small cozy cabin with electric and air conditioning (sleeps four and may have 1 tent on site).
Climb up the Observation 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.
- 406 Acres
- Fishing Access / Pier / Dock / Boardwalk
- Picnic Area / Shelters / Pavilion
- Observation Tower
- Playground / Restrooms
- Canoe / Kayak Access
- Trails (Nature and All-Purpose Paved)
- Camping / RV Area
- Open Space
Camping reservations can be made online ($2.00 convenience fee will apply), at Withlacoochee River Park or visit one of the three recreation complexes listed below. If you have any questions, contact the park staff at (352) 567-0264. *No pets allowed at any cabin camping.
- Veterans Memorial Park
14333 Hicks Rd., Hudson
- J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex Opens a New Window. Opens a New Window.
2830 Gulf Trace Blvd., Holiday Opens a New Window.
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- Land O Lakes Recreation Complex Opens a New Window.
3033 Collier Pkwy., Land O Lakes Opens a New Window.
*Must be 21 years of age to make a reservation to camp.
Consists of the Silverhawk Native American Flute Gathering in October and the Parks, Recreation, and Natural Resources Department sponsored Fall Family Fishing Festival in January.