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NOTE: Not really relevant
NOTE: Haven't had any run ins but tall grass and wilderness
LOCATION: Accuracy: Read me
On Big Map: Click map (or on google maps). Address: 11700 Singletary Rd., Dade City, FL, Pasco, USA, 33525
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1) What It's Like
It's basically a road between a preserve, a landfill, and some fields that birds like. Lots of ducks in the lakes (see directions), huge numbers of sandhill cranes, etc. Plus Withlacoochee River Park up the road is quite nice as well (see our field notes). You can get out of your car and see some, you can zoom in on ponds from fence with long zoom. There is an entrance that is open sometimes by the youth camp and another that I think you aren't supposed to enter but I'm only 90% sure.
2) Kinds of Birds
What seems to stand out is water birds, hawks, less usual ducks, and sandhill cranes but in general odd stuff shows up here.
There are rabbits, gopher tortoise, smaller holes for rodents and snakes, and we've seen deer hit by cars.
Signs that are confusing as to whether you can enter. Besides that - zero.
There may be more to this road that we've discovered yet but this is the layout thus far for us.
6) Dear Ranger
First time I saw the sign at the spot where you can walk in I read it as just a "don't hunt, dump, or mess things up" warning.
But then I thought about the "no unauthorized access" at the end and I'm going to side on being careful but it's a brain puzzler IMHO.
If it just said a clear "No Unauthorized Access" and then underneath it put the no dumping or shooting things I think it would be much clearer.
7) Time Requirements
I doubt you'd spend more than 20 minutes.
We've seen this place mentioned quite a bit and had even driven on it before realizing it was here. Generally it's just an easy spot to stop at and walk around taking pictures. You can exert as much or as little effort going towards the two duck ponds. It's very dusty and across the street there may be noise of heavy machinery going but it's still usually a nice stop. Especially if you collect vintage beer cans, which we don't, but there's that.
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