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Pine covered path through East Tract at Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve in Lakeland, FL

East Tract at Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve

East Tract in North Lakeland offers 33 miles of trails for hiking, cycling and birding. This area is excellent for wildlife viewing as well as fishing and camping.

Hiking in the Green Swamp

The Green Swamp East Tract provides more than 33 miles of trails and 71 miles of unpaved service roads that traverse pine flatwoods, cypress domes, hardwood swamps and the shorelines of the Withlacoochee River. Note that portions of the trails are inaccessible due to water in all but the driest years. Wildlife that may be seen in the area include alligators, white-tailed deer, bobwhite quail, armadillos, gray squirrels, feral hogs and a variety of birds.

We recommend mountain bike or gravel tires if you plan to ride thorough any portion of the Green Swamp.

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Lake along side a hiking trail at Hampton Tract at Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve in Lakeland, FL

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