Chinsegut Conservation Center
The Chinsegut Conservation Center is open Fridays and Saturdays, 8 am to 2 pm, and by appointment.
Located six miles north of Brooksville, the Chinsegut Conservation Center Tract covers 408 of the 850-acre Chinsegut Wildlife and Environmental Area (WEA). Visit the Chinsegut WEA history page and learn how the area 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 tortoises, white-tailed deer, bobcats, sandhill cranes or turkeys 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 seasonally as weather permits. Outdoor skills include backpacking, animal tracking, archery, photography, and compass navigation.