At Tillis Hill, in the Citrus tract of the Withlacoochee State Forest, there is a horse stable which accommodates 20 horses, as well as a 37-site camping area. From this campground, you can begin a 14-mile one day trail, or a 24-mile two-day trail.
We recommend you make reservations with the Florida Department of Forestry for use of the horse stables. Trails are available for use at any time.
The Southwest Florida Water Management District has established horse trails on both the Flying Eagle and Pott's Preserve tracts. Flying Eagle has nine miles of designated equestrian trails (closed during hunting season). Equestrian camping is also allowed by permit.
Potts Preserve has 12 miles of marked trails and even allows horse-drawn buggies by permit. A limited number of horse stalls and overnight camping (no charge) is allowed by permit.
The Withlacoochee State Trail, a 47-mile former CSX railroad right-of-way, is the newest addition to horseback riding trails in Citrus County. Plans include interconnection with Fort Cooper State Park for stable and camping opportunities. Horseback riding is presently confined to designated bridle paths.
Whatever your choice or riding experience, we ask you to follow these simple guidelines to make your riding adventure safe for yourself and your horse, and to preserve the environment:
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