Perry Oldenburg Mitigation Park

imagesCAUH0GU1Explore and hike the Perry Oldenburg Mitigation Park, a 380-acre area that serves as a gopher tortoise relocation site and boasts gentle hills covered in longleaf pine, turkey oaks, and wiregrass with a 1.5-mile trail along with a 0.5-mile Florida Trail Association segment both of which wind through sandhills and hardwood hammocks. The goal of the park is to restore and maintain critical habitats of state and federally listed upland species, particularly the gopher tortoise, Florida mouse, southeastern kestrel and Sherman’s fox squirrel, making it a great outing for viewing a variety of wildlife. You are most likely to spot white-tailed deer, turkey, southeastern kestrel and gopher tortoise along the powerline right-of-way and hiking trail system. Perry W. Oldenburg was a wildlife biologist whose commitment to preserving sandhill communities helped establish this park and other wildlife habitats in the region. Perry Oldenburg is located seven miles north of Brooksville. From Brooksville, take U.S. Hwy 41 north 4.5 miles to Deer Run Road. Turn east on Deer Run Road and go 1.5 miles to park entrance. For more information about Perry Oldenburg Mitigation Park please visit http://myfwc.com/viewing/recreation/wmas/lead/perry-oldenburg/visitor-information/

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