The United States Congress designated the Little Lake George Wilderness (map
) in 1984 and it now has a total of 2,827 acres
All of this wilderness is located in Florida
and is managed by the Forest Service.
Neither old roads nor new trails cut through this dense hardwood swampland of cypress, ash, cabbage palm, and red maple, made all the more daunting by insects, reptiles, heat, and humidity. Small representations of poorly drained loblolly-slash-pond pine flatwoods grow on the western side of the Wilderness, while some of the northwest shoreline of Little Lake George forms the eastern boundary. The Wilderness also stands at the confluence of the St Johns and Ocklawaha Rivers, both of which provide the primary mode of travel to this remote area and are easy to paddle. Fishing is the main attraction, with various sunfish, bass, and crappie to lure anglers.