Neither old roads nor new trails cut through this dense hardwood swampland of cypress, ash, cabbage palm, and red maple, made all the more daunting by insects, reptiles, heat, and humidity. Small representations of poorly drained loblolly-slash-pond pine flatwoods grow on the western side of the Wilderness, while some of the northwest shoreline of Little Lake George forms the eastern boundary. The Wilderness also stands at the confluence of the St Johns and Ocklawaha Rivers, both of which provide the primary mode of travel to this remote area and are easy to paddle. Fishing is the main attraction, with various sunfish, bass, and crappie to lure anglers.
Leave No Trace
How to follow the seven standard Leave No Trace principles differs in different parts of the country (desert vs. Rocky Mountains). Click on any of the principles listed below to learn more about how they apply in the Little Lake George Wilderness.
Digital and paper maps are critical tools for wilderness visitors. Online maps can help you plan and prepare for your visit ahead of time. You can also carry digital maps with you on your GPS unit or other handheld GPS device. Having a paper map with you in the backcountry, as well as solid orienteering skills, however, ensures that you can still route-find in the event that your electronic device fails.
Motorized equipment and equipment used for mechanical transport is generally prohibited in all wilderness areas.
This includes the use of motor vehicles, motorboats, motorized equipment, bicycles, hang gliders, wagons, carts, portage wheels, and the landing of aircraft including helicopters.