Withlacoochee River Park

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 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) and Park Brochure (PDF).

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.

Amenities

  • 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

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Reservations

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.

*Must be 21 years of age to make a reservation to camp.

Reservation Fees 

-Read More- 1936 1936 reservations

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Special Events

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.