Camp Bayou Nature Preserve & Outdoor Learning Center

Canoe/Kayak Launch Bird Watching Hiking Trail Museum

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Location and Hours

Location

4140 24th St. SE
Ruskin, FL 33570

Hours

Canoe launch and west section of the preserve

  • Daily from 8 AM to 6 PM
Visitor's center
  • Thurs. - Sat. from 9 AM to 2 PM

Contact

(813) 671-7754

Announcements

Partial trail closure due to flooding

The short loop at the end of the yellow trail is currently closed due to flooding. We will provide updates as conditions improve.

About

Hiking Spree card

Official Hiking Spree Location

Name of trail: River Ramble Trail
Miles: 2
Class: C Primitive)
Rating: 3 (Strenuous)
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Learn More about the Hiking Spree

The Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center is a 160 acre nature preserve run entirely by volunteers. It is operated in partnership with the non-profit Bayou Outdoor Learning and Discovery, Inc. (BOLD) and our Conservation and Environmental Lands Management department.

Camp Bayou Map | Camp Bayou Trail Map

 

Features and activities include:

  • butterfly garden
  • visitor's center
  • canoe and kayak launch
  • fossil dig
  • geocaching and letterboxing
  • Enchanted Forest
  • Paleo Preserve Fossil Museum

For additional information regarding the Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center, please call (813) 641-8545.

Amenities

  • Bird Watching
  • Canoe/Kayak Launch
  • Hiking Trail
  • Museum
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
  • Visitors Center