Duette Preserve is composed of over 21,000 acres of land located in eastern Manatee County. This unique property is owned and managed by the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners. As the headwaters of the Manatee River, the Preserve was originally purchased to provide protection for Manatee County’s municipal water supply. Duette Preserve also protects and enhances the native plant communities and the diverse species which inhabit these areas.
A wide variety of game and non-game animals can be found here, including species of special concern such as the burrowing owl, snowy egret, white ibis, gopher tortoise, and at least three endangered/threatened species, the Florida scrub jay, the Florida panther, and the Eastern indigo snake.
Duette Preserve hosts managed hunting programs each year, and occasional archery programs are held with equipment provided by FYCCN.
Fishing: Freshwater, Geocaching, Guided Tours, Hunting, Primitive Camping, School Field Trips, Service Learning/Volunteer Opportunities, Summer/Holiday Camps, Wildlife Viewing
Duette Preserve2649 Rawls Road
Duette, FL 34251
Duette Preserve Website