Little Manatee River State Park
The trails take you across open prairies dotted with numerous small marshes, and through hammocks of cabbage palms and live oak trees. Deer, turkey, and many kinds of wading birds can often be seen in this area. You may also encounter bobcats, otters, bald eagles, sandhill cranes and alligators.The total length of the three-loop trail is about 12 miles. Numbered trail markers correspond with the horse trail map.
215 Lightfoot Rd, Wimauma, FL 33598-7518
Riders can enjoy a relaxing day of approximately 20 miles of equestrian trails. The horse trails are well marked and wind around lakes, over hills and through wooded areas. The blue trail is a perimeter loop, the white trail runs north and south, the green trail runs east and west, and the yellow trails are island loops.
Alafia River State Park 14326 S CR 39 Lithia FL 33547
Deer Prairie Creek Preserve was jointly acquired by the District and Sarasota County and lies between I-75 and US 41. The Schewe Tract, which lies both north and south of I-75, is managed by the District. The property was acquired to protect the floodplain of the river and the water quality of the water sources within the region.
The dominant natural communities are pine flatwoods, mixed hardwood and pine, and wetland hardwoods. A portion of the tract was utilized for cattle grazing and is being restored to a more natural condition through the reintroduction of fire on a periodic basis. Reintroduction of fire will stimulate the growth of the flatwoods species that require fire
Deer Prairie - 7001 Forbes Trail Venice FL 34285
We also ride Swiftmud on CR 675, Myakka River State Park, Headwaters at Duette and Duette Park. Always willing to try somewhere new too, if you have a park you would like to ride, let us know.
Alafia River State Park CR 39 Lithia FL