Balm Boyette Nature Preserve
Location and Hours
The Balm Boyette Scrub Nature Preserve has a new parking lot located at 15102 County Road 672, Wimauma. The old parking lot, located at 13998 Balm Boyette Road, Lithia, is officially closed. Please use the new entrance to access the preserve. If you have any questions, please call our administrative office at (813) 672-7876.
The Balm Boyette Scrub Nature Preserve is 5,723 acres. The preserve is best known for its 25 miles of mountain biking trails which provide something for everyone from novice to expert riders.
The preserve's significance extends beyond its recreational use. The preserve is also home to more than 800 acres of intact scrub habitat. This rare and declining habitat supports many protected plant and animal species, many of which cannot survive without it. These species include the Florida golden aster, Florida scrub-jays, indigo snakes, and gopher tortoises.
- Bird Watching
- Hiking Trail
- Pets Allowed