Richloam - North Carter Pond Road

Webster, Florida (Hernando County)

Last Updated: 08/30/2020
3 / 5 ( 1 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 2.63 miles
Highest Elevation: 109 feet
Duration: About 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Webster
Nearest Town w/ Services: Webster
Official Road Name: North Carter Pond Road
Management Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
District: Northeast


Highlight: Richloam - North Carter Pond Road
Richloam Wildlife Management Area spans 58,000 acres, crossing into Hernando, Pasco, Sumter, and Lake counties. Richloam is located in a swamp and is full of outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, and horseback riding! Swamps offer wildlife plenty of food and water for wildlife so visitors can expect to see various animals from deer, hogs, gators, birds, and plenty of insects. North Carter Pond Road is located in northcentral Richloam Wildlife Management Area. The trail takes explorers through swampy conditions as the trail is slightly elevated above the wetlands. Drivers can expect to encounter various trail conditions from grippy compact sand to pitch-black water crossings with slippery footing. North Carter Pond Road is also scenic as lush green vegetation surrounds the trail providing excellent wildlife habitat. North Carter Pond Road is a fun trail for wildlife watching and for drivers wishing to use 4WD.


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1. North Carter Pond Road Trailhead (0 mi)
There are no signs for North Carter Pond Road. It is almost exactly three miles south of the intersection of FL-50 and FL-471.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Webster

Starting at the intersection of FL-50 and FL-471, turn south onto FL-471 and follow it for three miles. On the west side of FL-471, there will be a dirt road. Turn onto this road for the trailhead.


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Jeff Bulat

Jeff is an outdoor enthusiast located in the central Florida area. He enjoys exploring Florida's less traveled roads, visiting historic sites, and getting away from the city. While on trails Jeff is a huge supporter of tread lightly and believes in, "take out what you take in." A love for vehicles has recently brought Jeff to the world of off-roading. He is still new to the game but is enthusiastic about learning new techniques, vehicles, equipment, technology, and bringing all together to contribute to TrailsOffoad.
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