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<googlemap lat="28.70685" lon="-82.112503" type="map" zoom="11"> 28.664907, -82.112621, Bushnell, FL, USA </googlemap> Rural Bushnell, where the Withlacoochee River flows through a cypress swamp as a small stream, features small lakes once fished by American Indians and Spanish explorers. Most are still popular with anglers today, as is Lake Panasoffkee, to the north. Withlacoochee State Forest which covers 113,000 acres in three units, is west of town.
Florida National Military Cemetery, off I-75 on SR 476B, is among the largest in the nation. In nearby Webster on SR 471 is the Webster Flea Market, one of the largest flea markets in the country, open only on Mondays.
Sumter County Chamber of Commerce: 223 North Main Street, P.O. Box 550, Bushnell, Florida 33513; phone 352.793.3099.
Dade Battlefield State Historic Site, 1.5 miles east, off I-75 or 1 mile west of US 301 on CR 603, commemorates the massacre of Major Francis L. Dade and his troops, who were ambushed by Seminole Indians the morning of December 28, 1835. Highlights of the 80-acre park include reproductions of the log breastworks used in the battle and monuments to the valor of Dade and his men. A visitor center has exhibits and artifacts, and an interpretive trail marks the military road and battlefield. Picnic facilities are available. Allow 1 hour minimum. Grounds are open daily 8 to dusk. Visitor center is open daily 9 to 5. Phone 352.793.4781.