In autumn, cypress trees turn golden hues in Chinsegut’s wetlands.

Helpful Information

The Chinsegut Conservation Center offers a wide variety of educational programs and hikes throughout the year. Workshop and event information is available on Chinsegut’s Activity Schedule. The Conservation Center Tract is only open to the public on Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. during regularly scheduled programs or by appointment. However, hiking is permitted on the Conservation Center Tract during all daylight hours if visitors access the trail system from the parking area at the corner of Snow Memorial Highway and US 41. 

More than two miles of hiking trail loops on the Big Pine Tract are open daily. Hunting and fishing are prohibited on both the Conservation Center and Big Pine tracts. Visitors will find a profusion of wildflowers and butterflies on Big Pine Tract in the fall and the Conservation Center’s garden hosts numerous butterfly species. April is an excellent time to view resident and migrating songbirds. 


FWC Facts:
The crested caracara is a resident of the prairies and range lands of south-central Fla. This boldly patterned raptor has a crest, naked face, heavy bill and longish neck and legs.

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