Nature Photography Meet-up | Chassahowitzka WMA

Sunday, May 27, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EST) More Information →

 Chassahowitzka WMA is over 20,000 acres of wild landscape with a diversity of eco-systems which are home to many varieties of plant and wildlife species and during this time of the month wildflowers will be in full bloom!

Sandhill habitat is home for many animals, gopher tortoises depend on this open understory which over 200 species of insects and animals use their burrows.

Eastern Blue birds, woodpeckers, ospreys, hawks and eagles also thrive in these areas.

Hardwood Swamps and wetlands throughout Chassahowitzka are home for bobcats, barred and horned owls and alligators as well as native orchids. Hardwood Swamps provide flooding protection and replenished the drinking water for much wildlife. 

There are so many wildlife and plant species to be seen at Chassahowitzka WMA, join us in this great adventure.

Nature Photography Meet-up | May 27 | 9am – 3pm

Show the world how important conservation is by letting them see the beauty of wildlife through your lens.

 * Please note.. time may exceed past 3pm

 Before the Meet-up:Full tank of gas, charged cell phone and camera batteries

Day of:

Meeting at the Check-in Station (directions below), we will talk a little bit about the History of Chassahowitzka; trail rules, guides and other important information as well as the Florida Nature Trackers. 

*There is a $3 daily permit (per person) due at the check station.



Wear: Dress for the weather, hiking boots or closed toed shoes

Bring: Bagged lunch or cooler, water, snacks, bug spray, camera, assorted lenses, extra camera batteries, cell phone and any other necessities you will need.



If you have any questions, feel free to contact Alice Mary Herden at 352-232-6092 or email:

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Heading South on 19 from Homosassa… 3 miles on the right past Hernando Sportsman Club

Heading North on 19 from New Port Richey… Go 1.6 miles past Weeki Wachee High School on the left just past Centralia Road (r)

Heading West from Floral City… South on 41 to Lake Lindsey (476) Citrus Way (491) turn right onto Centralia. Turn right on US19; safely merge onto the left turn area to entrance.

From 75… take 301 exit (Route 98) head west on Cortez Blvd. Follow 98 to 476 (Lake Lindsey Road) take a left at flashing light, follow 476 to 491 Citrus Way, take a left onto 491, follow 491 to Centralia Road. Take a right on Centralia Road to US19. Turn right on US19; safely merge onto the left turn area to entrance.

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