Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park, Haines City

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Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve is a Florida State Park, located about ten miles east of Dundee, off US 27. This region is part of the Atlantic coastal plain.

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Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park reviews

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  • The trails are wide and open, making this park a better choice for overcast days. As others have mentioned, it is sandy and appropriate footwear matters. A real plus is the peace and quiet here.  more »
  • Wife and I did a nice hike. It is very sandy so you will really get a workout. There are some slight hills. Bring water it will get pretty warm. Lots to see. We did 4.2 miles. The maps at located in....  more »
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  • A great park to get a nice workout. Also great for seeing birds, deer, the occasional snake, gators, fish, and hogs. There are two primitive camp sites with bench tables and a crated fire pit. Definitely wear hiking boots as majority of the park is sand.
  • I recently camped at Catfish Creek - Site 1. There were eight of us total, four adults and four kids aged five to ten. This is a perfect primitive camping experience for young and/or inexperienced campers. It was a 30 min hike to camp and the trails are easy to follow. After we set everything up and accumulated enough fire wood, we explored some of the many trails. I would say 75% of the trails are sugar sand. We happened to go two days after a hard rain so it wasn't that bad. Overall, Catfish Creek is a great taste of real Florida. I will definitely be going back and camping at Site 2.
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