Little Gator Creek - Visitor Information


No Daily-Use Permit currently required.



About 3 miles of unimproved roads.


Public Access

Public access is prohibited February 1 through August 31. The rest of the year, public access is prohibited from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise. Enjoy recreational hiking, bicycling, nature study and environmental education. These uses are restricted to designated roads. Only pedestrians and bicycles are allowed. The designated wood stork rookery area is closed to public access. Dogs are prohibited on the area.



Along southeastern boundary of Pasco County.

From the South: From I-4 take exit 32 - SR 98. Take SR 98 north for 13.2 miles to SR 471. Take SR 471 north for 3 miles to entrance on the Westside (left).

From the North: Entrance is 18 miles south from intersection of SR 50 and SR 471, entrance on Westside (right).



Additional wildlife viewing sites in the vicinity.

Withlacoochee State Forest, Withlacoochee River Park, Cypress Lakes Preserve, Green Swamp Wildlife Management Area


Nearest Cities/Towns

Tampa (40 miles southwest), Brooksville 40 miles northwest, and Lakeland (30 miles south).

FWC Facts:
Whooping cranes mate for life, but they will take a new mate after the loss of the original. The pair will return to use and defend the same nesting and wintering territory year after year.

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