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Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park

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Wild and wonderful

This State park provides striking hiking trails through some exceptionally rare Floridian scrub... read more

Reviewed February 11, 2017
Paul H
Darlington, United Kingdom
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Hiking Catfish Preserve

This lovely little State preserve is just down the road from where we live, so it's a quick drive... read more

Reviewed January 18, 2017
Haines City, Florida
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Jun 24, 2018
“Very hot!”
Feb 11, 2017
“Wild and wonderful”
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4335 Firetower Rd, Haines City, FL 33844-7206
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

This park has a lot of trails for hiking and horseback riding. No ATV's or motorized vehicles allowed, so a great place for riding, except...there is very little cover from trees on the trails, so it's extremely hot. The sand is typical sugar sand. It's...More

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Reviewed February 11, 2017

This State park provides striking hiking trails through some exceptionally rare Floridian scrub habitats. There are NO facilities here, other than the car park and portable style toilet adjacent, so DO come fully prepared! There is little or no shade so it can get very...More

1  Thank Paul H
Reviewed January 18, 2017

This lovely little State preserve is just down the road from where we live, so it's a quick drive for a walk in the wild. The preserve is open to horseback and walkers, so watch where you step!! The trails are easy to follow, but...More

1  Thank Birdjs
Reviewed July 4, 2016

The terrain is white sand, which is difficult. Take it slow and it will be fine. Even in early July there are quite a few wildflowers blooming. The port-o-potty was well stocked without any odors (amazing in Florida in the heat). There is a covered...More

2  Thank dendawn
Reviewed May 13, 2016

My sister and I spent a couple of weeks trying to locate the elusive FL Scrub Jay for her birding life list. We drove to many recommended sites but never had any luck until we came here. Google maps did not have specific directions to...More

2  Thank Ruth L
Reviewed March 14, 2016

We were hoping to see more wild life here. The trail is sandy and walking can be challenging. This added to our experience, it was peaceful,very scenic and great to see Florida as something other than theme parks. There is no admission fee. There is...More

2  Thank Sue W
Reviewed October 27, 2014

This nature preserve state park north of Dundee, east of Haines City lies along the ridge that forms a low backbone through central Florida. There is one restroom facility on the left at a parking area. There is no fee. It is managed by the...More

4  Thank Edge W
Reviewed July 19, 2014

Apparently the locals have always called Catfish Creek State Preserve by another name. It's traditional name is Tubb Hills. Many parts of the preserve is part of ancient sand dunes so there is a lot more gradient in this area in comparison to the rest...More

1  Thank Imogtirol
Reviewed February 19, 2014

Great trails for getting your horse in shape and very easy to follow map available at the beginning of your ride. Horse trails are marked with red markers and there are a few ponds that if you complete the whole 8 miles you can get...More

1  Thank spottedsaddlejb
Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

This is an awesome state park. There are a couple picnic tables at the entrance. There are literally miles and miles of trails. You can see a variety of wildlife. I usually see deer on every visit. There are also a few benches around the...More

2  Thank Flafamily23
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