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Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park

14248 Camp Mack Road
Lake Wales, Florida 33898
(863) 696-1112

Hours of Operation
The park is open from 8:00 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year.

Fee Schedule

Admission Fee:

No entrance fee is required to enter this park.

GETTING HERE
  • Catfish Creek Preserve is located about 35 miles south of Orlando.
  • From U.S. 27, turn east on County Road 542, through Dundee. Go about eight miles to Fire Tower Road.


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Description:
Located along the beautiful Lake Wales Ridge, Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park, covers more than 8,000 acres of scrub, sandhill and flatwoods land, in addition to 65 acres of submerged land. The preserve offer six miles of hiking trails, seven miles of equestrian trails, a covered pavilion, fishing and excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. The preserve is home to numerous rare plants, such as scrub morning glory, scrub plum, pygmy fringe tree and cutthroat grass and several protected animal species including Florida scrub-jays, bald eagles, gopher tortoises and Florida scrub lizards. 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.