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Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve

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Address: 1001 Old Rock Rd, Yankeetown, FL 34498-2448
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Has a viewing tower you can walk up and designated trail areas.

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Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve

Beautiful drive, worth the visit :) Only If you are in the area, take a drive down "Follow That Dream Highway" where Elvis filmed a movie of the same name

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TybeeDolphin
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Savannah, Georgia
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Savannah, Georgia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful drive, worth the visit :) Only If you are in the area, take a drive down "Follow That Dream Highway" where Elvis filmed a movie of the same name

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Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

The Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve is a lovely location to view nature with an observation tower as well as a boardwalk. Highly recommended!

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1 Thank wild1apache
Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Boardwalk through the swamp like area and around the lake was nice - saw several birds but was a very windy day and I am sure that kept them holed up Saw wild pig family right on the main road my the preserve

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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

It's a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors.Theres wooden walk ways and benches to sat and watch the water life. A great place just to relax .

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1 Thank Beookeaileen20
Ocala, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Small boardwalk that goes to a lake quite nice. Not a lot of wildlife visible but a few water birds. What is worth it for sure is the tower looking over the marsh. Amazing view.

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1 Thank coralreefer17
Yankeetown, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

Natural Florida set on the Gulf Coast of Florida in a quaint Town of Yankeetown. Amazing views from the 30 ft observation tower. About 3 miles of trails with over half mile of boardwalk good for wheel chair access. Walk to the tidal pool and you never know what you may see, deer, wild boar , Roseate spoonbills, Wood-storks and... More 

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1 Thank Jack S
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Reviewed 4 January 2015

What a great place, scenic with the observation Tower, greatbtrails with a neat boardwalk trail. You can see the people responsible understand prservation of this parksince tgere has been what appears to be reducing the under growth to reduce fire potential. Bet when natural spring flowers appear it will be even more beautiful. Wish the building was open the day... More 

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bangor
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Reviewed 26 October 2014

We were there in October, and did the boardwalk and tower. A dogfish was in the pond chasing fish about. We hoped the dogfish would pass under the bridge, but no luck there. We did see several crabs though. Didn't see many birds from the tower, mostly vultures, a few egrets and an osprey, but it was mid afternoon, so... More 

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Dunnellon, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Visitors should be aware that recent (May 2014) forest clearing has dramatically altered the landscape, and, ultimately, the claim that this is an undisturbed piece of Florida. Fortunately, the tower area has not been affected, but the board walk and surrounding trails no longer have the same appeal as we had experienced on previous visits. If I had reviewed this... More 

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Yankeetown, Florida
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

Great area to walk or ride a bike, see some of nature... (including no-see-ums) so wear long pants and sleeves or use some Skin lotion. Nice tower to climb and get an over view of the wetlands, birds are plentiful and local wildlife to be seen.

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