Golden Aster Scrub Nature Preserve

Bird Watching Hiking Trail

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Location and Hours

Location

12181 East Bay Road
Gibsonton, FL 33534

Hours

Sunrise to Sunset

Contact

(813) 672-7876

About

This 1,181-acre nature preserve includes a ridge of endemic and imperiled scrub habitats surrounded by pine flatwoods and pockets of wet prairie, hardwood swamp, and freshwater marsh. Rare species found here include the Florida goldenaster and Florida Scrub Jay. The marked hiking trail is a 3-mile loop, much of it sandy and sunny. Golden Aster Scrub Nature Preserve was purchased by Hillsborough County through the Jan K. Platt Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program (ELAPP) in 1995.

Golden Aster Preserve Trail Map

 

 

Amenities

  • Bird Watching
  • Hiking Trail
  • Pets Allowed

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