Centered on a deep sinkhole and swallet that drains directly into the Floridan Aquifer, Peck Sink Preserve is a 112-acre conservation area near Brooksville.
Address: 18279 Wiscon Rd, Brooksville
Trailhead: 28.533848, -82.430875
No general public access provided, but you can arrange a tour by calling the land manager in advance.
Land Manager: Hernando County
From downtown Brooksville, follow US 41 south to Wiscon Rd. Turn right and drive west for 1.4 miles to the entrance gate on the right.
At Peck Lake Preserve, a solution to a problematic sinkhole along SR 50 back in 2009 became the centerpiece of a 112-acre passive park, thanks to creative engineering and cooperation between the Southwest Florida Water Management District and Hernando County. Stormwater is filtered through ponds before it drops into Peck Sink, a swallet that connects to the Floridan Aquifer.
Public access is still not provided to Peck Sink Preserve except by appointment. Plans are still in the works for a trail to be built from the parking area to an overlook over the sink.