Bahia Beach Nature Preserve
A majority of preserves and some parks are now open. Visit the COVID-19 Closures & Reopenings page for more info.
Location and Hours
Park Description: The Bahia Beach Nature Preserve was acquired in 2001 by Hillsborough County through the Jan K. Platt Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program (ELAPP). After the County acquired the property, the Preserve was restored as a cooperative project between Hillsborough County, the Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County, and the Southwest Florida Water Management District.
The restoration area consists of new wetlands created for the purposes of enhancing wildlife and marine habitat and improving water quality discharging into the bay. Wading birds, ducks, bald eagles and shorebirds offer great viewing opportunities for birdwatchers.
- Bird Watching
- Hiking Trail