Lake Panasoffkee Wildlife Management Area

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7519 NW 18th Way
Wildwood, FL 34785
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Lake Pan WMA

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Lake Panasoffkee WMA lies along the eastern shore of Lake Panasoffkee, in north central Sumter County. This nearly 9,000-acre area was acquired between 1990 and 1997 to preserve the lake and its associated floodplain forests. Four spring-fed creeks enter the lake. Pinelands and oak scrub are found at higher elevations. Wild turkey, wild hogs, white-tailed deer, armadillo, hawks, turtles, and wading birds are common residents. Lake Panasoffkee WMA is part of the Great Florida Birding Trail. On the loop trail through the open pasture kestrels, meadowlarks, and killdeer may be observed. The spur to Little Jones Creek is a good spot to hear and observe warblers. Over eight miles of shared trails are available for bicycling, and 18 more miles of trails are open for horseback riding and hiking. Children under the age of 16 are required to wear a helmet when horseback riding on public lands. All horseback riders must have proof of current negative Coggins Test results for their horses when on state lands. Visitors can picnic in the open pavilion. Lake Panasoffkee offers separate primitive equestrian and group campsites. Pavilion and campsites may be reserved for group use with the Southwest Florida Water Management District upon request. Fishing, boating, and paddling are available on the lake, which is accessible from a nearby county boat ramp. Hunting may be enjoyed seasonally.

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Catfish Johnny's Restaurant
Catfish Johnny"s Restuant

2396 N CR 470
Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538

(352) 793-2083
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Mo's Family Restaurant
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2306 N C 470
Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538

(352) 793-5050
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Jimbo's Restaurant, Fish Camp & Resort
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965 CR 439
Lake Panasoffkee, Florida
(352) 793-8150
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Idlewild Lodge & RV Park
Idle Wild

4110 County Road 400
Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538

(352) 793-7057
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Pana Vista Lodge
Pana Vista Lodge

3417 CR 421
Lake Pan, FL 33538

(352) 793-2061
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Hidden River RV and MHP
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4666 CR 300
Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538

(352) 569-9306
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Marsh Bend (Lake Pan) Outlet Park
Marsh Bend Lake Pan

3100 County Road 413, Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538

(352) 689-4400
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Jumper Creek WMA

Off County Road 416
Lake Pan, FL 33538

(352) 732-1225
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Swamp Fever Airboat Adventures
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4110 NW 42nd Place

Lake Panasoffkee, FL  33538

352-643-0708
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