Allen David Broussard State Park
3950 Firetower Rd
Haines City, Florida 33844
Explore Allen David Broussard
State Park Catfish Creek
Welcome to the
park! The preserve's scrub, sandhill, and flatwoods communities are
home to numerous rare plants such as scrub morning glory, scrub plum,
pygmy fringe tree, and cutthroat grass. They are also home to several
protected animal species including Florida scrub-jays, bald eagles,
gopher tortoises, and Florida scrub lizards.
Visitors can enjoy hiking, wildlife viewing, and
horseback riding. 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.
Take advantage of the cooler weather by bringing
the whole family out to spend a day exploring the park. Located along
the beautiful Lake Wales Ridge, with 6 miles of hiking trails, 8 miles
of equestrian trails, a covered pavilion, fishing, and excellent
wildlife viewing opportunities in some of the rarer habitats in
Florida, home to several specise of protected plants and animals,
Catfish Creek offers something for everyone.
Catfish Creek is home to some of the rarer habitats in Florida. The
park offers 7 miles of equestrian trails. We do ask that horseback
riders please stay on the designated equestrian trail, as the park is
working hard to restore the quality of our hiking trails and our
Catfish Creeks offers fishing from ponds within the park...although
there is an approximate 1 mile hike from the parking lot!
Do you need a Fishing License?
Catfish Creek offers 6 miles of trails through and around the scrub,
flatwoods and ponds.
There are approximately 8 miles of trails available for horseback
A small picnic area is available at the parking lot areas...first
come, first served.
Hikers will observe many plants and animals found in the rare Lake
Wales Ridge habitat.
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