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LAKE PANASOFFKEE Wildlife Management Area
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member overrover
N 28° 52.570 W 082° 08.032
17R E 389426 N 3194794
Quick Description: Lake Panasoffkee WMA lies along the eastern shore of Lake Panasoffkee, in north central Sumter County.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 7/3/2006 5:51:03 PM
Waymark Code: WMG9P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Blue Man
Views: 98

Long Description:
This nearly 9,000-acre area was acquired between 1990 and 1997 to preserve the lake and its associated floodplain forests. Four spring-fed creeks enter the lake. Pinelands and oak scrub are found at higher elevations. Wild turkey, feral hogs, white-tailed deer, armadillo, hawks, turtles, and wading birds are common residents.

Lake Panasoffkee WMA is part of the Great Florida Birding Trail. On the loop trail through the open pasture kestrels, meadowlarks, and killdeer may be observed. The spur to Little Jones Creek is a good spot to hear and observe warblers. Over eight miles of shared trails are available for bicycling, and 18 more miles of trails are open for horseback riding and hiking. Visitors can picnic in the open pavilion. Lake Panasoffkee offers separate primitive equestrian and group campsites. Fishing, boating, and paddling are available on the lake, which is accessible from a nearby county boat ramp. Hunting may be enjoyed seasonally.
Managing Agency:
Southwest Florida Water Management District in cooperation with Florida Wildlife Commission

Cluster Name: Not listed

County: Not listed

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