Potts Preserve
Potts Preserve is comprised of roughly 8,500 acres managed by the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). It is located in northwestern Citrus County with the Withlacoochee River as its eastern boundary. It provides oppurtunities for hiking, bicycling, birding, hoseback riding, fishing and camping.

Primary access to the Preserve is near the eastern end of County Road 581 and also at the end of North Dee River Road. Back country camping - available only by foot or kayak - is located along the banks of the Withlacoochee River. An equestrian camping area with trailer parking is located off of North Dee River Road. Primitive camping is also available. Camping is free, but a reservation must be obtained in advance from the Southwest Florida Water Management District.

The preserve contains about 30 miles of hiking trails, nine of which are multiuse trails for hiking, biking, or horse riding. ADA accessible restrooms are available in the campground area. Only non-potable water is available at the site.

Boaters and kayakers may launch from a public ramp at the end of County Road 581. Potts Preserve is located along the Florida Withlacoochee River South designated paddling trail.

Hunting is permitted within most areas of the preserve when in season. Check the FWC website (see link below) for detailed information about hunting seasons and regulations.
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