Little Gator Creek Wildlife and Environmental Area

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Discover a variety of wildlife along quiet trails through well-managed mesic flatwoods and diverse wetlands.

 

Sights




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Things to do

Seasonal closures protect nesting wading birds; enjoy hiking, bicycling and wildlife viewing from September 1 through January 31 only.  read more »

Wildlife

Habitats support diverse wildlife including gopher tortoises as well as a number of wading birds, including the wood stork.   read more »

Habitat and Management

Biologists use prescribed fire, invasive plant control and water level management to optimize habitats for wildlife and recreation. read more »

History

As early as 9,000 years ago, Native Americans mined the limestone formations on Little Gator Creek for chert, a flint-like stone they chipped into tools read more »

Planning Your Visit

Located in southern Pasco County about 9 miles northeast of Zephyrhills.  read more »

 



FWC Facts:
Burrowing owls live as single breeding pairs or in loose colonies consisting of two or more families. Unlike most owls, burrowing owls are active during both day and night.

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