Alafia River Corridor Nature Preserve - South

Bird Watching Fishing Equestrian Trails Hiking Trail

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Location and Hours

Location

12098 S. County Road 39
Lithia, FL 33547

Hours

Sunrise to Sunset

Contact

(813) 672-7876

Announcements

Updated parking lot address

The new parking lot for this nature preserve is located at 12098 S. County Road 39 in Lithia and now open and ready for use.

The old parking lot located at the end of Old Welcome Rd. will officially close on August 31st, 2021. The trail map has been updated to show this change.

About

The Alafia River Corridor Nature Preserve (ARCNP), is a 4,070 acre preserve located in eastern Hillsborough County. It encompasses lands along the Alafia River east of the Bell Shoals Bridge, extending upstream along the North Prong into Polk County, and along the South Prong to Jameson Road. The preserve contains many different habitat types and also includes areas that were formerly mined for phosphate. The site is home to some listed species including gopher tortoises, eastern indigo snake, American alligator as well as many others.

Trail Map

Amenities

  • Bird Watching
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Fishing
  • Hiking Trail
  • Pets Allowed