Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park Water Management Area



The District acquired more than 500 acres of land within Elinor-Klapp Phipps Park in 1992. The Park is managed cooperatively by the NWFWMD with the City of Tallahassee, offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities while serving an important role in protecting the water and natural resources of the area.

Environmental Importance

This property was acquired to protect Lake Jackson, which is an Aquatic Preserve, outstanding Florida waterbody, and a SWIM priority watershed. Throughout the year, visitors to the park may notice other land management activities as the District continues to work to restore natural habitat along the lakeshore and throughout the Park by using land management tools such as prescribed burns, pine timber thinning harvests, and planting native trees and grasses.


Address: 4600 North Meridian Road Tallahassee, FL 32308     County: Leon

Recreation Opportunities

  • Picnicking, hiking, biking, horseback riding, wildlife viewing
  • Phipps Park, like all District lands, is open to the public for resource-based recreation.
  • The Park offers more than 10 miles of multi-use trails (hiking, biking, equestrian) and seven miles of hiking trails, offering wildlife lovers glimpses of bluebirds, rare butterflies, fox squirrels, whitetail deer, turkeys and gopher tortoises (a threatened species).


ATV’s are prohibited.

Motorized vehicles allowed on designated roads only.

Alcoholic beverages prohibited.