Alderman's Ford Nature Preserve

Bird Watching Fishing Equestrian Trails Hiking Trail

A majority of preserves and some parks are now open. Visit the Closures & Reopenings page for more info.

Closures & Reopenings

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Location and Hours


8911 Turkey Creek Rd.
Plant City, FL 33567


Sunrise to Sunset


(813) 672-7876

Entrance Fee



Upcoming temporary closures due to parking lot improvements

This preserve will be temporarily closed on June 23, and again on July 1 while we make improvements to the parking lot. It will re-open on the following days. For more information and updates, please call the administrative office at (813) 672-7876.


Alderman’s Ford Preserve is 985 acres that serves as a portion of the South Hillsborough Wildlife Corridor, and provides a connection between other publicly owned lands along the Alafia River.

Natural habitats within the site include:

  • bottomland forest
  • seepage slopes
  • creeks
  • xeric hammock
  • remnant sandhill
  • pine flatwoods

Listed animal species, including Sherman’s fox squirrel, sandhill crane, and gopher tortoise are also known to be residents on the site.

Trail Map


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