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SUMICA - Lake Wales Area

This is an Environmental Land


14020 Hwy 60 E  Lake Wales, Fl 33859


The entrance is on the south side of S.R. 60, just west of Indian Lake Estates.


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  • Birding
  • Camping
  • Horseback Riding
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
  • Walking Paths/Trails

Other Amenities:

Special Use Permit required for primitive camping and horseback riding.

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Natural Resources-Environmental Lands Program 863-534-7377

Brief Site History:

The property was jointly purchased by Polk County and the South Florida Water Management District in 1999. Polk County is the lead manager. During the rainy season, expect very wet conditions. Yellow flies can be a problem during the summer months. Much of the land is open with little shade. Significant cultural resources include remnants of the early 1900 sawmill town of SUMICA.


Wet flatwoods, marshes, cypress domes, oak hammocks, wet prairie, and riverine floodplain. Wildlife that may be observed include: bald eagles, deer, turkey, bobcats, gopher tortoises, and wading birds.

Special Permits:

Special Use Permit Camping Application
Special Use Permit Horseback Riding Application

Trail Map:


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