Headwaters at Duette Preserve


Want to visit where the Manatee River begins? 

The Headwaters is a 2,344 acre preserve located north of State Road 62. This property was purchased by Manatee County in 1995 through a grant provided by the Florida Communities Trust, Florida Forever program. The Headwaters is open year round from dawn to dusk for walkers, hikers and equestrians. Hiking at the Headwaters is a great option when Duette Preserve is closed for hunt weekends.

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