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Fisheating Creek campground improvements under way

News Release

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Media contact: Gabriella B. Ferraro, 772-215-9459

Springtime's arrival is ushering in exciting happenings at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area in Glades County.  The swallow-tailed kites are back from South America, and the campground is getting a facelift.

Campground renovations include construction of a new camp store and visitor check-in building, repairs to the bathhouses and a general spruce up.  During demolition and construction of the camp store, traffic will be rerouted through an interim visitor check-in. Visitors just need to follow all signs and instructions when entering and exiting the campground.  Workers expect to complete the improvement project in June.

A new concessionaire, Fisheating Creek Outpost, Inc., is operating at the campground.  The Outpost will continue to offer high quality recreational experiences at the campground and on the creek. Look for a variety of new interpretive tours and programs in the near future.

FWC Facts:
The FWC is lead manager or landowner on about 1.1 million acres of Florida's Wildlife Management Area (WMA) system. More than 5.8 million acres of land are open for public hunting.

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