RV Griffin Reserve

A large and beautiful forest and wetland preserve located in Arcadia, Florida.  Come out and explore over 21 miles of multi-purpose trails.

Wildlife habitat conservation and passive recreation characterize the diversity of the working landscape at the RV Griffin Reserve.

This reserve offers vistas of pine flatwoods, freshwater marshes, wet prairies and glimpses of forested wetlands and oak hammocks. Much of the flatwoods have a sparse overstory of pines and resembles Florida dry prairie, one of North America’s most imperiled ecosystems. The property is managed by the Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority (PRMRWSA).

Recreational Opportunities


21 miles of multi-use trails.
Use only marked trails.
Florida law requires bicyclists under 16 to wear helmets.

Equestrian Use

21 miles of multiuse trails.
Riders are required to stay on marked trails.
Each rider must carry proof of horse’s current negative Coggins test.
Florida law requires equestrians under 16 to wear helmets.


21 miles of multiuse trails
Prepare for wet hiking; some trails are excessively wet during certain times of year.

Picnic Facilities

Limited picnic facilities in parking lot.

Access and Parking

From I-75, take Exit 170 at Kings Highway (CR 769). Drive north 5 miles; entrance on left.
ADA access and facilities available.

Limited Access Areas

2,485-acre preserve area at the southwestern side of the property is open only for hiking, equestrian use and biking.
Both onsite reservoirs are closed to public access and use.

Restrooms and Water
Portable toilet; no water available.
Southwest DeSoto County, east of North Port
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