Cypress Creek Nature Preserve
Location and Hours
The 2500-acre Cypress Creek Nature Preserve is part of a vast wildlife corridor which extends into Pasco and Polk Counties. Cypress Creek drains into the Hillsborough River and thus provides important water quality benefits to the region. Natural habitats within the preserve include hardwood forests and swamps, pine flatwoods, wet prairies, cypress stands and freshwater marshes.
The main entrance is located at 18000 Lizard's-Tail Road, Tampa, FL 33647. Many GPS units will not correctly map this location. The correct location is north of New Tampa Boulevard, west of I-75. Lizard's-Tail Road does not cross New Tampa Boulevard.
Pavilions can be used on a first-come basis. A walk-through gate leading to a hiking trail is located approximately 1300 feet southwest of the parking area.
- Bird Watching
- Hiking Trail
- Pets Allowed
- Picnic Tables