Map of Weekiwachee Preserve Aripeka Sandhills Preserve
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About Weekiwachee Preserve Aripeka Sandhills Preserve

Aripeka Sandhills Preserve was acquired as part of the Weekiwachee Preserve on November 8, 2007. This was a joint acquisition with the District and Pasco County. Funding was provided by Penny for Pasco.

The preserve is part of a regional system of conservation lands that extends up to Crystal River Buffer Preserve, preserving the southernmost coastal hardwood hammock in western Florida. As part of this large preserve, Aripeka Sandhills preserves important habitat communities such as dense hardwood swamps and pine-covered sandhills.

Recreational Opportunities


  • Contact Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for license requirements.


  • Approximately 2 miles of trails.

Access and Parking

Parking area on Aripeka Road, west of US Highway 19, one-half mile on north side of the

Restrooms and Water

No restroom or water available.


Northwest Pasco County, west of US Highway 19, one-half mile on north side of the road

Nearby Recreation Lands

  • Sunwest Park
  • Weekiwachee Preserve

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

(This tract is part of the Weekiwachee Preserve.)

Street Address

18000 Aripeka Road
Hudson, FL 34667
(Google map)


209 acres

Hours of Operation

Daily from sunrise to sunset.

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Conservation Lands of Southwest Florida
Florida Wilderness

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