Tours at Ashton

Tours are postponed in till November 2020.

Preparing for your tour

Please remember that you are visiting a working preserve and conservation area and prepare appropriately:

  • Long pants are encouraged.
  • No open-toed shoes or sandals.
  • Don’t forget sunscreen and a water bottle.
  • No pets or dogs are allowed at the Preserve.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Parts of the Ashton tour involve walking in wooded areas and over uneven terrain, so please be sure you are comfortable with such activity.


All proceeds from your tour go directly towards conservation and the maintenance of the Ashton facility. This special tour is being offered at an introductory rate for a limited time.

  • $15 per adult (18 and older)
  • $10 for students with ID
  • $10 for senior citizens
  • $10 per child 12 and under

Booking Details

To schedule a tour, please e-mail Chase Pirtle or call 352-538-9108.

Tours must be scheduled two weeks prior to the desired date and cancellations less than 48 hours in advance may still incur a charge. Tours are not available on Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Night experiences and other special events may be available for an additional fee. We reserve the right to cancel tours for any reason, including inclement weather and other natural hazards that could pose safety problems for our guests.

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