Suncoast Chapter - Florida Trail Association

Potts Preserve Hiking Trails

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Potts Preserve Hiking Trail Entrance
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Directions: Take I-75 to Exit #314 (Hwy 48), then head west to US-41 at Floral City. Go north on US-41 to Inverness. Potts Preserve WMA is located on CR-581 about 9 miles northeast of US-41. Where US-41 and SR-44 diverge on the north side of Inverness, look for CR-581 heading north-northeast toward the Withlacoochee River. Follow CR-581 to Dee River Ranch Road or to Hooty Point Road. Dee River Ranch Road takes you to the western (or equestrian) gate into the property. Hooty Point Road goes to Turner's Fish Camp. Just before entering Turner's Camp, the entrance to Potts is on the left.

Potts Preserve WMA is a wet area subject to flooding during periods of heavy rainfall. The lower parts of this 20 mile trail may occasionally be swamped. Mosquitoes and biting flies may be a problem during warm weather. At this time, there is a lot of airboat traffic on the western side of Potts. The river side offers a beautiful trail with wildflowers in spring and fall and abundant wildlife.

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Flower along Potts Preserve Hiking Trail
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Field
Potts Preserve Hiking Trail
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Palm with Blaze
Potts Preserve Hiking Trail
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Campsite
Potts Preserve Hiking Trail
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Bridge
Potts Preserve Hiking Trail
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Memorial
Potts Preserve Hiking Trail
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FTA and Suncoast Chapter activities are lead by "Certified Activity Leaders."
Risk Assumption: There are certain risks which are inherent in any hike or other Florida Trail Association activity. Each FTA member, guest, or non-member hiker agrees to accept personal responsibility for his or her safety and the safety of minors accompanying such persons. The Association cannot ensure the safety of any participant on hikes or activities. When participating in Association activities, each person agrees to hold harmless and free from all blame the activity leaders and the Florida Trail Association . . . its' officers and members . . . for any accident, injury, or illness which may be sustained from participating in Association activities.