Map of Little Manatee River — Southfork Tract
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About Little Manatee River — Southfork Tract

As part of the District’s Little Manatee River project, this property protects the watershed of the river. The primary natural communities on the tract are pine flatwoods in the uplands and bottomland hardwood forests. Prior to District ownership, like many areas in central Florida, the site was converted into rangeland for raising cattle.

The high-quality scrub and scrubby flatwoods habitats have been restored for native species. The reintroduction of fire helps maintain the habitat.

Recreational Opportunities


  • Approximately 6 miles of trails.

Access and Parking

Entrance approximately 12 miles east of Parrish off SR 62 on north side of road.

Restrooms and Water

No restrooms or water available.


Northeastern Manatee County, east of Parrish

Nearby Recreation Lands

For More Information

Land Resources, Southwest Florida Water Management District, 1-800-423-1476 (FL only) or (352) 796-7211, ext. 4470

Visit this Property

See also the Little Manatee River – Upper Tract and the Little Manatee River – Lower Tract

Street Address

29400 SR 62
Duette, FL 33834
(Google map)


970 acres

Hours of Operation

Daily from sunrise to sunset.

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Conservation Lands of Southwest Florida
Florida Wilderness

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