Pine flatwoods, sandhills, hardwood hammock, cypress and river
swamp, and freshwater marshes are only a few of the dozen plant
communities that occur on this site. The park is bounded on the
northwest and south by the Pithlachascottee and Anclote rivers.
There is a 1.3-mile self-guided trail, eight miles of horse trails,
thirteen miles of hiking trails, and a three mile bike path.
Wild turkey, white-tailed deer, gopher tortoises, eastern
bluebirds, brown-headed nuthatches, Bachman's sparrows, fox
squirrels, and sandhill cranes are common. Nearly 150 species of
birds have been identified in the park to date.
South West Florida Water Management District; managed by Pasco
From U.S. Highway 19 in New Port Richey, drive east on Florida
Highway 54 for 5 miles to County Road 1 (Little Road). Drive
1 mile north on County 1 to River Crossing Boulevard. Turn
right (east), then drive 1.8 miles to park entrance.
Central Florida Wildlife Sites