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Wildfire Threat Closes Down Campgrounds

Apr 14, 2017

Camping is usually a popular recreation over the Easter holiday. But the state’s wildfire emergency could mean a change of plans for some.

All of the campgrounds managed by the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s 16-county region are closed until further notice because of threat of wildfires.

Here’s a list of the shutdown SWFWMD campgrounds:

·         Cypress Creek Preserve

·         Deep Creek Preserve

·         Flying Eagle Preserve

·         Green Swamp – East Tract

·         Green Swamp – Hampton Tract

·         Green Swamp – West Tract

·         Lake Panasofkee

·         Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve

·         Potts Preserve

·         Starkey Wilderness Preserve – Serenova Tract

·         Upper Hillsborough Preserve – Alston Tract

·         Upper Hillsborough Preserve – Upper Hillsborough Tract

SWFWMD manages campgrounds and preserves that include primitive areas, backcountry and equestrian camps. Updated information is available on the districts Twitter account, Twitter.com/SWFWMD .