Wednesday ยท May 1, 2024
Discover the Unspoiled Beauty of Cumpressco Campground in Green Swamp West Tract, Florida
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Cumpressco Campground in Florida | Top Horse Trails

Cumpressco Campground, nestled within the GREEN SWAMP WEST TRACT, offers a rare opportunity to explore central Florida's flora and fauna in its natural, unaltered state. This area boasts a diverse range of habitats, providing a home to a rich variety of plant life and wildlife.

Equestrian-Friendly Camping

Designed with equestrians in mind, Cumpressco Campground offers separate sites for horse owners and riders. These sites are equipped with picnic tables, fire rings, and/or grills, ensuring a comfortable stay amid the beauty of nature. Riders are required to stick to designated or marked trails to preserve the area's pristine condition.

Abundant Trails for Adventure

With approximately 63 miles of multi-use trails, Cumpressco Campground invites visitors to embark on exciting adventures. Whether hiking, horseback riding, or simply enjoying the natural surroundings, there are endless opportunities for exploration and enjoyment.

Gateway to Wilderness

More than just a campground, Cumpressco Campground serves as a gateway to the wonders of the GREEN SWAMP WEST TRACT. Explore the diverse plant life and habitats that make this area unique, and immerse yourself in the beauty of central Florida's wilderness.

Plan Your Visit

For those seeking a peaceful retreat or an outdoor adventure, Cumpressco Campground offers the perfect escape. Discover the unspoiled beauty of central Florida and create memories that will last a lifetime.



From US 301 in Dade City, follow River Road east five miles. Parking for river access and hiking trail on the left; equestrians and bicyclists park at the main gate. Additional parking off SR 471 at Cumpressco and McNeil entrances.


Cumpressco Campground offers the following facilities and amenities:

  • Equestrian trails
  • Picnic tables
  • Pavilion
  • Portable toilets
  • Non potable water
  • Fire rings
  • Grills
  • Primitive sites


Equestrian Camping and Primitive Sites:

Separate sites are available for equestrians and primitive camping. Sites have picnic tables, fire rings, and/or grills. A free reservation is required and must be displayed or available at the campground.


Cost Details:

  • No fee, free permit required.
  • Reserve online. A free reservation is required and must be displayed or available at the campground.



  • Approximately 63 miles of multi-use trails.
  • Riders are required to stay on designated or marked trails.
  • Each rider must carry proof of the horse's current negative Coggins test.
  • Horse-drawn buggy riding requires a free day-use reservation for buggy access behind a locked gate.
  • Florida law requires equestrians under 16 to wear helmets.
  • Open to public access year-round except during the special opportunity archery, general gun, hog-still, and turkey seasons. For more information, visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) website at
  • Reservations may be made at 
  • Land Resources, Southwest Florida Water Management District, 1-800-423-1476 (FL only) or (352) 796-7211, ext. 4470


If you want to discover and explore other campsites and horse trails, here are some of them that you may visit:



CO - Rabbit Valley 1



Cumpressco Campground does require reservations for overnight accommodations. Please visit their page here on Top Horse Trails - Cumpressco Campground for more information