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Allen David Broussard State Park Catfish Creek

Allen David Broussard State Park Catfish Creek

3950 Firetower Rd
Haines City, Florida 33844

Explore Allen David Broussard State Park Catfish Creek

Welcome to the park! The preserve's scrub, sandhill, and flatwoods communities are home to numerous rare plants such as scrub morning glory, scrub plum, pygmy fringe tree, and cutthroat grass. They are also home to several protected animal species including Florida scrub-jays, bald eagles, gopher tortoises, and Florida scrub lizards. 

Visitors can enjoy hiking, wildlife viewing, and horseback riding. When you visit the preserve make sure you are prepared for the rugged conditions typical of the scrub habitat. Bring plenty of water and be prepared for the challenging trails at the park. Enjoy your visit and bring back memories of one of the rarer habitats in Florida.

Take advantage of the cooler weather by bringing the whole family out to spend a day exploring the park. Located along the beautiful Lake Wales Ridge, with 6 miles of hiking trails, 8 miles of equestrian trails, a covered pavilion, fishing, and excellent wildlife viewing opportunities in some of the rarer habitats in Florida, home to several specise of protected plants and animals, Catfish Creek offers something for everyone.

Equestrians: 
Catfish Creek is home to some of the rarer habitats in Florida. The park offers 7 miles of equestrian trails. We do ask that horseback riders please stay on the designated equestrian trail, as the park is working hard to restore the quality of our hiking trails and our service roads.

Activities

Fishing
Catfish Creeks offers fishing from ponds within the park...although there is an approximate 1 mile hike from the parking lot!
Do you need a Fishing License?

Hiking/Nature Trails
Catfish Creek offers 6 miles of trails through and around the scrub, flatwoods and ponds.

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

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

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

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