Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area: Explore rare sandhill, scrub and hardwood swamp communities.

#Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area on Florida’s Adventure Coast, Brooksville-Weeki Wachee, offers abundant wildlife and a range of outdoor activities reward visitors to Chassahowitzka’s diverse habitats.

 

 

Hiking, biking, and horseback riding are just a few of the ways you can enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Chassahowitzka. Hike the two marked trails off Indigo Lane – Cypress Circle #Trail and Wild Turkey Trace Trail – to explore flatwoods, sandhills, cypress domes and scrub habitats. Or discover the hardwood swamp along miles of trams, open to hikers and off-road bicyclists.

 

 

Chassahowitzka’s diverse natural communities sustain a large variety of resident and migratory wildlife, from otters and bobcats to butterflies and black bears. Wildlife viewing is best in the morning hours January through March and August through October. This area is part of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail.

 

 

Journey through the wild landscape of Chassahowitzka WMA along the roads that wind through the sandhills and cypress swamps. Narrow, unpaved roads permit views of numerous plant and animal species including gopher tortoises, white-tailed deer, and many species of butterflies. A drive during dawn or dusk will likely reward you with numerous #wildlife observations, in addition to spectacular scenery.

 

 

For more information, visit https://myfwc.com/recreation/lead/chassahowitzka/

 

 

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