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Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park

 Activities at Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park

Camping, Primitive

Camping, Primitive

Primitive Backpack camping sites are now available. Site 1 is approximately 1.7 miles from the parking lot & Site 2 is approximately 3.5 miles (see trail map).  Hammock camping is allowed in this camping area.

To get to Site 1 -- go on white blazed trail then on blue blazed trail to 22-21, then follow short trail.

To get to Site 2 -- go on white blazed trail, then head south (staying on white blazed trail) to 25-26 to 27 (old gate), then head south on unmarked trail about 0.7 miles to the site.

CAMPING BY RESERVATION ONLY! Please Call Lake Kissimmee State Park, (863) 696-1112, for reservations or information.

Payment and Reservation info: Cash or check paid in person at Lake Kissismmee State Park or mailed in. Information needed: Name, Phone number, address (to send camp slip), e-mail, and number of people.

Campers should park in parking lot and should put your slip/hang tag in window or mirror.

Fishing

Fishing

Catfish Creek offers fishing from ponds within the park...although there is an approximately 1 mile hike from the parking lot!

Geo-Seeking

Geo-Seeking

...Otherwise known as geocaching. There are more than three hidden geocaches scattered along the hiking trails of Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park. Please check the Geocaching website for the most current and up-to-date information.

Hiking/Nature Trail

Hiking/Nature Trail

Catfish Creek offers six miles of trails through and around the scrub, flatwoods and ponds. These trails are part of the Florida National Scenic Trail and are maintained by Florida Trail Association volunteers.

Horse/Equestrian Trail

Horse/Equestrian Trail

There are approximately 8 miles of trails available for horseback riding.

Picnicking

Picnicking

A small picnic area is available at the parking lot areas...first-come, first-served.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

Hikers will observe many plants and animals found in the rare Lake Wales Ridge habitat.