Guide to Polk
Green Swamp Wildlife Management Area
For more information about trails in Polk and other parts of the state, go to: www.dep.state.fl.us/gwt or www.florida-trail.org, or obtain a Polk County Bicycle Map from the Central Florida Visitors & Convention Bureau by calling 863-420-2586. You can also call the Polk Transportation Planning Organization at 863-534-6486 or on the Web at www.polktpo.com.
The Green Swamp has a bird list containing 155 species, ranging from wild turkeys to bluebirds and chickadees, according to a yearlong count completed in late 2007.
The Southwest Florida Water Management District and the South Florida Water Management District offer a number of recreation sites.
Swiftmud’s sites in Polk County are primarily in the Green Swamp. SFWMD’s sites are along the Kissimmee River. For information on Swiftmud’s recreation sites, go to www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/recreation/ to download a recreation guide. For information on SFWMD’s recreation guide, go to tinyurl.com/ykg6z9v.
Created: April 20, 2013 11:59 p.m.
Modified: April 20, 2013 11:59 p.m.
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