Little Big Econ State Park

Little Big Econ, is it a trail worth visiting.
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Little Big Econ is a state park located just outside of the city of Orlando. In fact, it is just outside of the city of Oviedo FL.

The park covers over 10,000 acres and is one of Florida’s newer parks, being formed in 1994.

The biggest attraction of the park is the Econlockhatchee River, a narrow river that winds through the forest. It eventually empties out into the St Johns River. It is actually the second largest tributary of the St Johns River, second only to Ocklawaha River.

The forest of the Little Econ State Park serves to protect the nearby Florida wetlands and is home to a number of Florida wildlife. Visitors to the park will see gopher tortoise, bald eagles, gray squirrels and (shocker) alligators, among other wildlife.

Should You Visit The Park?

So, should you visit Little Big Econ?

Little Big Econ State Park has a lot to offer guests and is actually a quite popular park. Most of the guests will tend to be there for day use, but camping is also available. Have a look at some of the key features of the park.

Hiking

There are over 16 miles of trails at Little Econ with 8 of those miles being part of the Florida National Scenic Trails.  The American Hiking Society has also named the trail system one of the nations most family friendly trails. The trails will lead you through various ecosystems including a section that runs along the  Econlockhatchee River.

Camping

Camping at the park will be primitive camping only with some of the sites only being accessible off of the hiking trail or the Econlockhatchee River Paddling Trail.  The sites off of the paddling trail are first come, first serve with no overnight fees. The other campsites will require reservation and will feature picnic tables, lantern hooks and a fire ring.

Other Activities

There is a lot more to do at the park than just hike and camp. There are also over 9 miles of equestrian trails, the previously mentioned Econlockhatchee River Paddling Trail and a 12 mile bike trail. Hunting and fishing are also options.

Overall Opinions

This is a nice Florida state park which has much to offer in the way of day use. For overnight camping, there are probably a lot better options, depending on exactly what you are looking for.

More Park Information

Location & Phone

1350 Snow Hill Rd, Geneva, FL 32732

407-971-3500

Tips

The park tends to get busy on the weekends. If you want a human free experience, try to hit the trails during the week.

Most of the bike trails are well maintained but there are some technical areas.

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