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Brownville Park

Welcome to Brownville Park
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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Deep Creek Preserve/Park

Proximity to the Charlotte Harbor estuary is reflected in the tidal nature of the river and its associated floodplain wetlands. The Peace River is highly braided in these lower reaches and the name of the property is derived from a prominent branch of the river, known historically as “Deep Creek,” which parallels the eastern boundary of the site.

About half of the property is pine flatwoods consisting of longleaf pines and a diverse mixture of native shrubs and herbs. A large number of freshwater marshes and wet prairies dot the landscape, and a series of intermittent streams discharge overflow from these wetland areas into Deep Creek during periods of high water. Narrow ridges of well-drained oak scrub and scrubby flatwoods line the margins of several of the creeks. Tidal swamp, bordered by small areas of salt marsh and mangrove forest, dominates the riverine floodplain.

A small area of improved pasture accounts for the only portion of the property that has been altered substantially from its natural state. The pasture’s location, near the intersection of Kings Highway (CR 769) and SW Peace River Street, provides convenient access.


Recreational Opportunities


Boating and Paddling

    Available at Deep Creek Park.

Camping

    Separate sites available for equestrian, group and primitive camping.
    Sites have a picnic table, fire ring and/or grill.
    Nonpotable water source available.
    Portable toilet available.
    A free reservation is required and must be displayed on dashboard at campground.

Backcountry

    This site has a picnic table, fire ring and/or grill.

Equestrian Use

    Approximately 9 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.

Fishing

    Bank fishing available along river.
    Contact Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for license requirements.

Hiking

    9-mile network of multiuse trail roads.
    Prepare for wet hiking; some trails are excessively wet during certain times of year.
    Access to the District’s trail network at Deep Creek Park.

Picnic Facilities

    Limited picnic facilities available at campsite.
    Pavilion available at Deep Creek Park.

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DeSoto Veterans Memorial Park

AMENITIES INCLUDE - BOAT RAMP, PICNIC TABLES AND LOTS OF SHADY TREES PACK A PICNIC AND BRING YOUR FRISBEE.

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Lettuce Lake Park and Boat Ramp

This county park offers picnic tables, restrooms in the near future. For more information call (863) 993-4800

Lettuce Lake Boat Ramp / Park is located south of Fort. Ogden on Hwy 17, Go to Hwy 761 to Lettuce Lake Rd., then South to Reese St.

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Liverpool Park and Boat Ramp

Liverpool / Sunnybreeze Boat Ramp / Park
This county park offers picnic tables under a pavilion.
For more information call (863) 993-4800
Liverpool / Sunnybreeze Boat Ramp / Park is located South of Fort. Ogden on Hwy 17
Go west on Liverpool Rd. To Riverside Dr.

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Boat ramp

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