Access to the 440-acre Watermelon Pond Preserve is from the Watermelon Pond County Park. There are no marked trails, and activities are dictated by water levels. There may be no hiking areas during times of high water.
The preserve offers views of Watermelon Pond-a sandhill lake-and opportunties for wildlife viewing and bird watching. The County Park area has picnic facilties and a boat ramp. There are no restrooms.
For hunting information, contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at 850-488-4676.