Aripeka Sandhills Preserve


18000 Aripeka Road
Hudson, FL 34667
(813) 929-2760 (Administration Office)

Hours of Operation

Open 7 days a week from dawn to dusk

Preserve Information

Aripeka Sandhills was acquired as part of the 7,136-acre Weeki Wachee Preserve managed by the Southwest Florida Water Management District. The Weeki Wachee Preserve is part of a regional system of conservation lands that extends up to Crystal River Buffer Preserve, preserving the southernmost coastal hardwood hammock in western Florida. As part of this large preserve, Aripeka Sandhills preserves important habitat communities such as dense hardwood swamps and pine-covered sandhills. The preserve has 1.6 miles of hiking trails.


  • Hiking Trails
  • No Restrooms  

Other Contacts

Southwest Florida Water Management District Land Resources Department
2379 Broad Street
Brooksville, FL 34604-6899
Phone: (35) 796-7211
Phone: (800) 423-1476 (Florida only) 


Trail Map
View Trail Map (PDF)

Location Map
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