Balm Boyette 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
Balm Boyette Scrub Preserve will be closed from January 6th through January 8th, re-opening the morning of January 9th. The Hillsborough County Sherriff's Department and the Florida Forest Service will be conducting training exercises on the preserve.
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
- Pets Allowed