Nature & Ecotourism

Hardee County is the perfect place for outdoor activities. Our parks are great recreational places where you can do a variety of activities such as fishing, paddle boarding, hiking and camping.

Nature & Ecotourism

The Peace River meanders from north to south near the center of the County and is the focal point of water adventures. Like the river seeking it's partner with paddlers and fossil hunters, each of the local parks have taken on a unique profile -- like Hardee Lakes Park that is well-suited for wildlife enthusiasts and fisherman, or Oak Street Park that features a playground that appeals to the kid in all of us. Find your match below.

Carlton Complex

Complex houses many youth teams as well as adult leagues.  A community pool is also located in this complex and open to the public June-August.




Crews Riverside Park

Located on the Peace River, this park is perfect to bring your boat out.





Green Street Park

The perfect picnic getaway.





Hardee Lakes Park

With approximately 1200 acres and 4 lakes, this park is ideal for a wide variety of activities everyone is sure to enjoy.






Heritage Main Street Park

This small, beautiful park is located in the heart of Downtown Wauchula. It is the perfect spot for a picnic .  Many community events take place through out the year at this park.


Oak Street Park

This park offers a playground, tennis courts, picnic areas and walking trails.





Paynes Creek Historic State Park

Paynes Creek provides canoeing, kayaking and fishing opportunities. Playground and camping is also available. A museum located inside the visitor center depicts the lives of Florida's Seminole Indians and pioneers during the 19th century.




Peace River Paddle Sports & Kuleana Adventures

An outfitter of fun and adventure.






Peace River Park

Located on the Peace River, it is ideal for water activities and camping. 





Pioneer Park

The park offers a hiking trail, fishing opportunities, playground and camping.  Cracker Trail Museum and the Wildlife Refuge are also located inside Pioneer Park. An added bonus--Peace River runs through this park making it ideal for canoeing. 




Seminole Park

The park's playground equipment is an oasis of fun and adventure for children.





Skate Park

Featuring skate ramps and rails, this park is a popular hangout spot for youth.

Pioneer Park Days    


For more details visit: or call 863-767-9999


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