Wilderness & Nature Preserves

Park Closures

The staff of Hillsborough County's Conservation Parks (Regional Parks) and Nature Preserves is continuing the effort to get all of the parks and preserves re-opened after Hurricane Irma. Several parks and preserves will open Monday, September 18 and more will open Tuesday, September 19. All other Hillsborough County Conservation Parks and Natures Preserves will remain closed until further notice. Please continue checking back here for more updates. You may also call our administrative offices for more information, (813) 987-6240 or (813) 672-7876.

View our Park Closures page for the latest updates on all of the openings and closings for parks and nature preserves.

The following locations are nature preserves. For more information contact one of the County's Environmental Lands Management Division office locations:


Northwest Office           
Lake Frances Preserve     
10225 Woodstock Rd.
Odessa, FL 33556

Phone: (813) 264-8513
Fax: (813) 964-2960
Central Office (Main)   
Bell Creek Preserve       
10940 McMullen Rd.
Riverview, FL 33569

Phone: (813) 672-7876
Fax: (813) 672-7880 
South Office                     
Cockroach Bay Preserve      
3709 Gulf City Rd.
Ruskin, FL 33570

Phone: (813) 671-7754
F: (813) 671-7758 
Northeast Office
Lower Green Swamp Preserve    
3540 E. Knights Griffin Rd.
Plant City, FL 33565

Phone: (813) 757-3713
Fax: (813) 757-3709 

List of Locations

Alafia River Corridor Nature Preserve
931 Old Welcome Road Lithia, FL 33547
9256 C.R. 39, Plant City, FL 33567

Alafia Scrub Nature Preserve
10212 Gibsonton Drive, Riverview, FL 33569

Alderman's Ford Nature Preserve
8911 Turkey Creek Road, Plant City, FL 33567

Apollo Beach Nature Preserve
6760 Surfside Blvd., Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Bahia Beach Coastal Restoration
2513 Shell Point Road, Ruskin, FL 33570

Balm Scrub Preserve
15299 McGrady Road, Wimauma, FL 33598

Balm-Boyette Scrub Preserve
13998 Balm-Boyette Road, Lithia, FL 33547

Bell Creek Nature Preserve
10940 McMullen Road, Riverview, FL 33569

Blackwater Creek Nature Preserve
2469 Patrinostro Road, Plant City, FL 33565

Blackwater Hammock
7999 E. Veve Lane, Tampa, FL 33610

Brooker Creek Buffer Preserve
18202 Patterson Road, Odessa, FL 33556

Brooker Creek Headwaters Nature Preserve
18102 Ramblewood Road, Lutz, FL 33558

Camp Bayou
4102-24th St. S.E., Ruskin, FL 33570

Cockroach Bay Aquatic Preserve
3839 Gulf City Road, Ruskin, FL 33570

Cockroach Creek Greenway Preserve
4110 Valroy Road, Ruskin, FL 33570

Cypress Creek Preserve
18000 Lizard Tail Lane, Tampa, FL 33647

Dairy Farm (Old Fort King Trailhead)
15302 U.S. 301, Thonotosassa, FL 33592

Diamondback Preserve
5602 W Gray Street, Tampa, FL 33609

Double Branch Bay (Bower Tract)
12460 W. Hillsborough Ave (western gate), Tampa, FL 33635

Ekker Preserve
11002 Ekker Road, Gibsonton, FL 33534

English Creek
2940 E. S.R. 60, Plant City, FL 33567

Fish Hawk Preserve
16640 Boyette Road, Riverview, FL 33569
3931 Lithia Springs Road, Lithia, FL 33547

Florida College Preserve
9514 Woodland Ridge Drive, Temple Terrace, FL 33637

Fred & Ida Schultz Preserve
5906 Kracker Ave, Gibsonton, FL 33534

Golden Aster Scrub Preserve
12181 East Bay Road, Gibsonton, FL 33534

Kitchen Preserve
6099 Isabel Ave., Gibsonton, FL 33534

Lake Dan Preserve
19116 Huckavalle Road, Odessa, FL 33556

Lake Frances Preserve
11009 Tarpon Springs Road (trailer parking), Odessa, FL 33556

Lithia Springs Preserve
2702 Donnelly Road, Valrico, FL 33594

Little Manatee River Corridor Addition
21429 Hobbs Road, Wimauma, FL 33598

Little Manatee River Preserve
215 Stephens Road, Ruskin, FL 33570

Lower Green Swamp Preserve
3540 E. Knights Griffin Road, Plant City, FL 33565

Macintosh Preserve
775 E. Knights Griffin Road, Plant City, FL 33565

Morris Bridge 70-acre Preserve
12573 Morris Bridge Road, Thonotosassa, FL 33592

New Tampa Flatwoods
17001 Dona Michelle Drive, Tampa, FL 33647

15847 Morris Bridge Road, Thonotosassa, FL 33592

Pam Callahan Nature Preserve
5750 Memorial Highway, Tampa, FL 33615

Port Tampa Restoration
6601 S. Sherrill St., Tampa, FL 33616

Rhodine Scrub Nature Preserve
12560 Rhodine Road, Riverview, FL 33569
12715 Silver Pine Drive, Riverview, FL 33569

Rivercrest Park Addition
730 W. Emma St., Tampa, FL 33603

River Tower Park
401 E. Bird St., Tampa, FL 33604

Rocky Creek Coastal Preserve
5120 Troydale Road, Tampa, FL 33615

Rocky Creek Trails Nature Preserve
 7415 Manhattan Dr. Tampa, FL 33625

South MacDill 48
6415 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa, FL 33611

Town 'N Country Nature Preserve
8304 Montague St., Tampa, FL 33635

Triple Creek Nature Preserve
13305 Balm Boyette Road, Riverview, FL 33579

Upper Little Manatee River Nature Preserve
3398 C.R. 579, Wimauma, FL 33598

Violet Cury Nature Preserve
1802 Sinclair Hills Road, Lutz, FL 33549

Wolf Branch Nature Preserve
1403 19th Ave. N.W., Apollo Beach, FL 33572