Richloam - South Carter Pond Road

Webster, Florida (Hernando County)

Last Updated: 09/01/2020
2 / 5 ( 1 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 1.84 miles
Highest Elevation: 121 feet
Duration: About 20 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Webster
Nearest Town w/ Services: Webster
Official Road Name: South Carter Pond Road
Management Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
District: Northeast


Highlight: Richloam - South 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 to survive so visitors can expect to see various animals ranging from deer, hogs, gators, birds, and plenty of insects. South 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. South Carter Pond Road is also scenic as lush green vegetation surrounds the trail creating fantastic wildlife habitat. South Carter Pond Road is a fun trail for wildlife watching and drivers wishing to use 4WD.


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1. South Carter Pond Road Trailhead (0 mi)
South Carter Pond Road starts at the fork. Take the fork eastbound to begin the trail.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Webster, FL

At the intersection of FL-50 and FL-471, take FL-50 west for about 4.4 miles. Turn south/left onto Riverland Claysink Road and follow it for a half-mile. Turn left/east and follow the paved road for a little way, which will eventually turn to dirt. Continue for about 1.5 miles and there will be a fork. Turn left onto South Carter Pond Road and 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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