Perry Oldenburg - Visitor Information


No Daily-Use Permit currently required.



Amenities at the park include a small, unpaved parking area and a 1.5-mile trail, described in a brochure available at the trailhead.  There is also a 0.5-mile segment of a Florida Trail Association trail traversing the property.



In support of the resource management goals and objectives for the area and to provide a quality experience for all area users, the following recreation activities are allowed:

photo of white-tailed deer
White-tailed deer

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing opportunities are highest along the powerline right-of-way and hiking trail system where white-tailed deer, turkey, southeastern kestrel and gopher tortoise are often seen.


Hikes are most pleasant in the cooler, winter season or early in the day in warmer months. Visitors may hike along the 1.5 mile trail through the sandhills and hardwood hammock, along the powerline right-of-way, or across the 0.5-mile segment of the Florida Trail Association segment.


Public Access

Vehicles and bikes are not permitted on trails at Perry Oldenburg. There is one entrance, with parking, onto the public-use area.  Possession of any animal is prohibited. Public access is prohibited from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise.



Perry Oldenburg is located seven miles north of Brooksville. From Brooksville, take U.S. Hwy 41 north 4.5 miles to Deer Run Road. Turn east on Deer Run Road and go 1.5 miles to park entrance.

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Nearest Cities/Towns

Brooksville (7 miles south)

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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