The Southwest Florida Water Management District has published a free recreational guide highlighting nearly 70 of its properties.
The guide has a new, sleeker design and allows users to scan QR codes to access up-to-date details about each property, according to a news release from the water management district, typically referred to as SWFMD.
There are thousands of acres of recreational lands throughout SWFMD, with most available for free to visitors.
The new recreation guides also allow users to take notes, learn about various volunteering opportunities and discover more SWFMD’s conservation lands, the release says.
The places featured in the guide include 30 unique campgrounds, including backcountry, primitive and equestrian-styled sites.
It’s also easy to make a reservation through SWFMD’s recreation website, the release notes.
The recreation website also features georeferenced maps, which visitors can download to be used with map apps that require no cell service.
Outdoor lovers also can check out the new Water Matters Podcast found on SWFMD’s recreation webpage or major podcast platforms. The podcast features Felicia Nudo, land manager, who discusses what it’s like to experience the recreational side of the great outdoors on SWFMD lands.
To download or order the free recreation guide, make a free camping reservation, listen to the podcast, or learn more about SWFMD’s recreational opportunities, visit WaterMatters.org/Recreation.
Published October 11, 2023