Richloam - New River Road

Webster, Florida (Sumter County)

Last Updated: 09/01/2020
2 / 5 ( 1 reviews )
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Status:
Open
Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 2.12 miles
Highest Elevation: 98 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: New River Road
Management Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
District: Northeast

Highlights

Highlight: Richloam - New River 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. New River Road is located in northwest Richloam Wildlife Management Area. The trail takes explorers through dense forest, down a compact dirt trail with a few mudholes and shallow water crossings. Driving vehicles with 4WD is highly recommended to prevent flinging mud and tearing up the trail. New River Road is a trail less traveled and will surround visitors with sounds of nature. The scenery is full of bright green vegetation and visitors can expect wildlife to bolt across the road at times.

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Waypoints

1. New River Road Trailhead (0 mi)
The trail begins as soon as pavement ends.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Webster, Florida

At the intersection of FL-50 and FL-471, take FL-50 west for about 3.6 miles. On the right/north side, there will be a dirt road with a very small white sign on a cement pillar identifying New River Road; the trail starts here.

Camping

Not allowed

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Writer Information

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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