Little Big Econ State Forest, Geneva

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The Little Big Econ State Forest is a state forest in the U.S. state of Florida. The 5048acre forest is located in Central Florida, east of the downtown Oviedo, on Florida Country Road 426 with forest office on Snow Hill Road in Geneva, Florida. The Kilbee Tract is a smaller non-contiguous section of the park located east of the main forest, along Saint Johns River, the longest river in the state.
The forest's most notable feature is the Econlockhatchee River, an Outstanding Florida Water, that winds east-to-west inside the forest. The protected area of Florida is open for picnicking, bird watching, fishing, hunting, hiking, horseback and mountain bike riding.
The old Flagler Railroad System used to traverse the central part of the forest. What was the old railway is now called the Flagler Trail in the park. Remains of old trestle pilings can still be seen on the river. The Florida National Scenic Trail also passes through east-west length of the park.
The name Little Big Econ State Forest comes from combining the names of the Little Econlockhatchee River and the larger Econlockhatchee River, which flow through the forest property.
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  • Fishing, swimmin, cooking out riding horses biking trails there is a lot to do here. My kids grew up swimming and fishing in the little Econ river which runs through the park.There is plenty of...  more »
  • To start off with, I'm from New England. Grew up trail riding on horses, mountain biking, cross country running, hiking. I LOVE my forest time. The only thing I'm sad about? It took me over a decade.....  more »
  • Moderate hike off the HWY 46 entrance river very high few wildlife signs no real way to make it to the Econ through this access point go around to snowhill entrance  more »
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  • Went with my dog to do a small hike, it was very nice with lots of vegetation. It was wet and muddy in some parts as it rained the week before. But we had lots of fun. My dog was completely muddy at the end but she was super happy. Place is kept really clean.
  • One of my favorite parks in all of Orlando. I bring my dog and he loves the trails especially the orange trail. It’s deep in Oviedo but still one of my absolute favorite places. Just make sure to bring some bug spray and an extra water with you!
  • Amazing day kayaking on the river! Took a few tries to find a place to put in the kayaks bit we'll worth it! Wild life was amazing but it's pretty shallow right now. Didn't see any Gators but heard from the locals that there are some. Fish were Huge! All and all an awesome day!
  • Absolutely love little big Econ! A beautiful spot to get away from the hustle and bustle of Orlando but still close by. Please don’t leave any trash and take care of our parks so we can all enjoy :)
  • Love this place. It was the first hike I took when I came to Florida and it's still one of my favorites. The trails are well-marked and well-maintained but not so much that it interferes with the beauty of the place. Spotted a few gators here, too!
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