Little Gator Creek - Visitor Information


No Daily-Use Permit currently required.



About 3 miles of unimproved roads.


Public Access

Recreational hiking/nature study/environmental education allowed by permit from the FWC office in Lakeland (863-648-3200). These uses are restricted to designated roads. Dogs are prohibited on the area.



Along southeastern boundary of Pasco County.

From the South: From I-4 take exit 32 - SR 98. Take SR 98 north for 13.2 miles to SR 471. Take SR 471 north for 3 miles to entrance on the Westside (left).

From the North: Entrance is 18 miles south from intersection of SR 50 and SR 471, entrance on Westside (right).



Additional wildlife viewing sites in the vicinity.

Withlacoochee State Forest, Withlacoochee River Park, Cypress Lakes Preserve, Green Swamp Wildlife Management Area


Nearest Cities/Towns

Tampa (40 miles southwest), Brooksville 40 miles northwest, and Lakeland (30 miles south).

FWC Facts:
The world's whooping crane population has gradually increased from a low of 22 birds in 1941 to 503 birds in 2009.

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