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Chinsegut Conservation Center

Chinsegut Conservation Center is open to the public from 8 AM until 2 PM Fridays and Saturdays and other times for scheduled programs or by appointment. Educators and organized groups can book programs year-round based on staff and volunteer availability.

Located 6 miles north of Brooksville, Chinsegut Conservation Center Tract covers 408 of the 850 acres comprising Chinsegut Wildlife and Environmental Area (WEA). Read the history page and learn how Chinsegut is linked to one of Brooksville’s notable early residents. Chinsegut is managed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and is funded by the Pittman-Robertson Program and state legislative appropriations. The Conservation Center is the only educational facility operated by the Commission's Public Access Services Office.

Chinsegut WEA is home to many wildlife species and wildlife viewing is available throughout the year. Catch a glimpse of gopher tortoise, white-tailed deer, bobcat, sandhill crane or turkey from the trails or at May’s Prairie.

The Center hosts many wildlife education programs and hikes throughout the year. Fun educational programs connect visitors with biologists and wildlife experts to explore and become familiar with Florida’s unique and sensitive natural areas.

In addition, outdoor skills programs are offered September through May. Outdoor skills include backpacking, animal tracking, archery, photography and compass navigation. Archery target shooting facilities are available for archers with their own equipment, contact the center for information and hours.

For more information on Conservation center programs, festivals, facilities and trails contact:
Chinsegut Conservation Center
23212 Lake Lindsey Road
Brooksville, FL 34601