Fishing

Fishing

  Photo by David White — Freshwater bank fishing is available at three different lakes in the park and a fishing dock is available at the Mac Lake Picnic area. The lakes range in size from 2 – 25 acres and vary in depth from 12 – 50 feet. The lakes were dug in the 1990s as part of a lime rock mining operation. Freshwater species such as largemouth bass, bluegill, bream, shell cracker and catfish can be caught. Largemouth bass must be released unharmed but anglers are permitted to keep up to six catfish and 12 pan fish (bluegill, bream, shell cracker) per person per day. Canoes, kayaks and small jon boats can be carried down to the water and hand launched. Gas powered motors are not-permitted but electric trolling motors can be used.  A fishing license may be...

Read More

Horseback Riding!

Horseback Riding!

Photo by David White Visitors can ride more than 12 miles of marked trails that meander around and through several of the park’s natural communities, including pine flatwoods, cypress domes and hardwood hammocks. A portion of the trail skirts the edge of pastureland, providing a scenic vista. Visitors can sometimes get a glimpse of white-tailed deer, bobcat, fox squirrel and bald eagles. A gate opens at the south end of the park into the Green Swamp Hampton Tract, which provides another 20+ miles of trails. We encourage all equestrians to wear helmets for their own safety!  Be sure to pick up a trail map when you enter the park ; please stay on the marked trails. Negative Coggins test is required for each horse and must be presented at the Rangers’...

Read More