Parking area is temporarily closed for construction and should be open on 12/15/2017.
Come enjoy bank fishing on the shore of a small pond on this pristine wetland reserve, which covers more than 1,100 acres. A short scenic trail loops by the enchanting Walk-in-Water Creek through an old oak hammock where you may see turkeys and deer, and possibly a scrambling Sherman's fox squirrel. The year-round flowing creek is also a favorite among paddlers.
This 1,113-acre site was named for the blackwater, or "tea-colored," creek that flows through the property, connecting Lake Walk-in-Water (Lake Weohyakapka) with Lake Rosalie. The Polk County Environmental Lands program acquired this land in four phases starting in 2001. The main goal for this site is the protection of the floodplain and blackwater stream.