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Little Gator Creek Wildlife and Environmental Area

Things to Do

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

Wildlife

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

Habitat and Management

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

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.

Planning Your Visit

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

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