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Brownville Park

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1885 NE Brownville St
Arcadia, FL 34266

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Phone: 863-491-5333
Website: http://co.desoto.fl.us/index.php/departmentsi-z/parksrecreationsportshikingplaygroundcamping
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W e l c o m e  t o  B r o w n v i l l e  P a r k

 

1885 NE Brownville St., Arcadia, Fl. 34266

 

Located right on the Peace River, Brownville Park offers a convenient boat ramp to launch your kayak, canoe, or boat.  Many kayakers and canoeists paddle north, up the picturesque Peace River, then turn around for a lazy tranquil float back.  You are welcome to bring your camp gear and spend the night on one of our campsites.  The next day, head downstream for more exploration of this timeless place.

 

The Peace River Frontier is rich in pioneer history as well as natural history.  The fossil beds of the Peace River are world famous for significant paleontological finds.  The river was utilized in the late 1800's and early 1900's as a source of commercial pebble phosphate.

This beautiful floodplain forest evokes the sense of real "Old Time Florida."  In  the center of the sweet gums and hickory bay heads is a beautiful live oak hammock.  In the late evenings barred owls gather in these ancient oaks and perform an owl opera.  Some evenings these owl recitals can become quite rambunctious.

Nestled beneath the antique oaks are campsites, both electric and non-electric.  A dump station is available for RV guests.  The nearby restrooms include shower facilities.  Reservations are not required, but are recommended for holiday weekends and the busy winter season.

For Reservations call (863) 491-5333 

For nonprofit recognized groups, there are group areas available for rental.  Each can accommodate 20 people.trailhead

Day visitors are welcome to explore this beautiful 75 acre park.  A simple loop nature trail, perfect for small children, can be found on the south side of the park.  On the north side are more extensive trails ideal for exploration.  Many visitors to Brownville Park fish from the river banks, and countless guests arrive with their families ready to picnic.  Brownville Park offers recreational opportunities  in a gorgeous natural setting with a family ambience.

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