Located along the beautiful Lake Wales Ridge, Catfish Creek Preserve covers more than 8,000 acres of scrub, sandhill and flatwoods in addition to 65 acres of submerged land.

The preserve offers 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 the scrub morning glory, scrub plum, pygmy fringe tree and cutthroat grass, and several protected animal species including the Florida scrub-jay, 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.


Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park Florida
4335 Firetower Rd, Haines City, FL 33844, United States



8 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year.


No fee required for day use. Primitive camping: $5 per night.


Contact Details

Phone: (863) 696-1112

Official Website: Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park


Area Attractions

Suggested Equipment for Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park:


The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.

Activities & Tips


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