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Fun and relaxation are important to residents and guests of Pasco County, and it shows in the County’s extensive range of recreational options. The Pasco County Department of Parks and Recreation maintains over 30 county parks. Park sizes range from 1-8,300 acres, and amenities vary. Wilderness parks, beaches, and athletic parks offer something for everyone, including nature trails, canoe and boat access, swimming pools, playgrounds, sheltered picnic areas, basketball courts, softball and soccer fields, tennis courts and volleyball courts.


With stunning wilderness parks and beaches and its mild climate, Pasco County is understandably a favorite camping spot for visitors and residents alike.

GRAPHICJay B. Starkey Wilderness Park
New Port Richey
The Cabin Camping Area features eight cabins, a restroom shower building, a picnic shelter and group fire pit. The cost is $15 per night for up to four persons, with $2 for each additional person. A maximum of eight guests is allowed per site. Fees are payable when reservations area made and there are no refunds. 727-834-3247 or 813-929-1260

The Tent Camping Area includes 16 sites, a restroom shower building, a picnic shelter, and group fire pits. One family or a group of five can occupy campsites. The cost is $5 per night per campsite, payable when reservations are made. There are no refunds. 727-834-3247

Withlacoochee River Park
Dade City
There is no charge for camping at this park, which features a canoe launch, 40-foot observation tower, nature and hiking trails, and picnic facilities. 352-567-0264

Crews Lake Park
Shady Hills
There is no charge for camping at this park, which features a botanical garden, observation tower, bicycle path, and mile-long interpretive nature trail.
727-861-3038 or 727-856-6742


GRAPHICPasco County is home to many natural trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Whether you’re hiking, biking, or horseback riding along a trail, it’s a great way to enjoy the mild weather and get a unique look at the natural beauty of Pasco County.

Withlacoochee State Trail Dade City
This 47 mile trail, laid over a historic railroad bed, is comprised of upland mixed forest, sandhill, and wetland communities. Species found along this trail include bobcats, feral hogs, river otters, deer, a wide variety of birds and snakes, and gopher tortoises.

Green Swamp West Dade City
Located along the Withlacoochee River, this 37,000-acre tract is an ideal spot for fishing and canoeing. Bike and horseback riding trails are popular here, providing an up-close view of Pasco’s natural beauty.


Horseback riding is a longtime favorite of Pasco County residents. From private lessons to leisurely trail rides, area stables offer a variety of equine activities.

Bar-T Ranch
23619 Rolling Meadow Lane
Land O’Lakes 813-996-2579

Full Sail Farms
14751 Roberts Barn Rd.
Dade City 352-567-5586

GRAPHICHire-A-Pony Riding Academy
8005 S Race Track Rd.
Tampa 813-855-8992

In-The-Breeze Stables
7514 Gardner Rd, Town ‘N Country area of Hillsborough County 813-264-1919

Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park
Trails only - horses not provided
New Port Richey 727-834-3262

Overture Farms
17933 East Rd, Hudson
352-666-7520 or 727-819-9191

Whispering Meadows
Equestrian Center
20930 County Line Rd.
Brooksville 352-799-9505


Tennis is a favorite sport for Pasco County residents and visitors. The area is home to many facilities that offer tennis courts for public use.

Recreation Complex 727-934-4198
2730 Strauber Memorial Hwy, Holiday

Land O’Lakes Recreation Complex 813-929-1220
3032 Collier Pkwy, Land O’Lakes

Odessa Park 813-926-1141
1627 Chesapeake Dr, Odessa

Price Park 352-523-5051
Meridian Ave & 12th Street, Dade City

Saddlebrook Resort 813-973-1111
5700 Saddlebrook Way, Wesley Chapel

Stanley Park 352-583-2507
38724 Mudcat Grant Blvd, Lacoochee

Turtle Lakes Park 352-521-4182
1011 Edgewater Circle, Land O’Lakes

Veterans Memorial Park 727-861-3033
14333 Hicks Rd, Hudson


Whether you’re an avid golfer or just a beginner, Pasco County offers a golfing spot for you. Residents and visitors delight in the area’s numerous high quality courses. Visitors and residents can choose from a wide selection of stunning private, semi-private, and public courses.

The Abbey Courseat St. Leo University - Public
33640 State Rd 53, St. Leo 888-588-2016

Beacon Woods Golf Club - Private
12507 Clock Tower Pkwy

Bayonet Point 727-868-7673

Fox Hollow Golf Club - Semi-Private
10050 Robert Trent John Pkwy, 727-376-6333
New Port Richey or 800-843-1902

Gulf Harbors Golf Course - Public
3720 Flormar Terrace S.
New Port Richey 727-849-7675

The Links Golf Club - Semi-Private
8706 Pavillion Drive
Hudson 727-868-1091

The Links of Lake Bernadette - Semi-Private
5430 Links Lane
Zephyrhills 813-788-4653

Magnolia Valley Golf Club - Semi-Private
7223 Massachusetts Ave
New Port Richey 727-847-2342

Meadow Oaks Golf Course - Public
13125 Fairwinds Rd. 727-856-2878
Hudson or 800-733-9169

Quail Hollow Golf & Country Club
6225 Old Pasco Rd
Wesley Chapel 813-973-1771

River Ridge Golf Club - Semi-Private
751 Bloomingdale Dr.
New Port Richey 727-847-4762

Saddlebrook Resort - Resort
5700 Saddlebrook Way
Wesley Chapel 813-973-1111

Scotland Yards Golf Club - Semi-Private
9424 Hwy 301
Dade City 352-567-7600

Seven Springs Golf & Country Club - Public
3535 Trophy Blvd.
New Port Richey 727-376-0035

Silver Oaks Golf & Country Club - Public
36841 Clubhouse Dr. 813-788-1225
Zephyrhills or 800-853-GOLF

Summertree Golf Course - Public
11816 Paradise Pointe Way
New Port Richey 727-856-0771

Timber Greens Country Club - Semi-Private
6333 Timber Greens Blvd
New Port Richey 727-372-0789

Timber Oaks Golf Club - Public
8575 Ponderosa Ave.
Port Richey 727-863-1072

Town & Country Golf Course - Public
18005 U.S. 301
Dade City 352-567-6638

Zephyr Springs Golf Club - Public
3509 Zephyr Springs Pkwy.
Zephyrhills 813-780-7637

Zephyrhills City Golf Course - Public
39248 B Ave.
Zephyrhills 813-782-0714

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