Kissimmee River Public Use Area gets 2,209 more acres
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Media contact: Gary Morse, 863-648-3200
The South Florida Water Management District has
added 2,209 acres to the Kissimmee River Public Use Area (PUA) in
eastern Highlands County.
The area, popular with hunters, horseback riders,
froggers, campers and airboaters, now comprises an impressive
30,804 acres. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC), which manages recreational activity
on the area, a portion of the Florida Trail runs through the PUA,
making it a favorite among hikers as well.
The largest portion of the acquisition, the
Cornwell Marsh - West Unit, totals 1,830 acres. This parcel
lies north of U.S. 98, between the Kissimmee River and the
The Seaboard Marsh - South Unit is an L-shaped
parcel of 379 acres south of U.S. 98, off the north and east side
of Underhill Road.
If you would like more information on the public
recreational opportunities available on the Kissimmee River PUA
call the FWC's Southwest Region office at 863-648-3200.