Map of Lake Marion Creek — Horseshoe Scrub Tract
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About Lake Marion Creek — Horseshoe Scrub Tract

The 8,083-acre Lake Marion Creek Management Area is located on the Polk-Osceola county line east of Haines City off CR 580. Polk County, South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and the District acquired the lands within the area, which protect important headwater areas of Lake Marion and Reedy creeks. Water from these creeks is an important source of fresh water for the Kissimmee River, the Everglades and Florida Bay. The District has acquired approximately 300 acres within the Lake Marion area that are within its jurisdictional boundaries.

The SFWMD manages the area. Pine flatwoods, cypress swamps, hardwood swamps, oak hammock, scrubs and freshwater marshes are the dominant natural communities. Approximately 50 percent of the area is wetlands, most of which are in the 100-year floodplain of the Lake Marion, Snell and London creeks.

Recreational Opportunities


  • Old roads available at each entrance.


Access and Parking

North property access from CR 580 or Horseshoe Creek Road, north of Haines City. South property
access from Baker Dairy Road.

Restrooms and Water

No restrooms or water available.


Northeastern Polk County, north of Haines City

Nearby Recreation Lands

For More Information

South Florida Water Management District, 1-800-250-4250 (FL only) or (561) 686-8800

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300 acres

Hours of Operation

Daily from sunrise to sunset.

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Conservation Lands of Southwest Florida
Florida Wilderness

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