Diamondback Nature Preserve

Bird Watching Hiking Trail Pets Allowed

A majority of preserves and some parks are now open. Visit the Closures & Reopenings page for more info.

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Location and Hours

Location

5602 W. Gray St.
Tampa, FL 33609

Hours

Sunrise to Sunset

Contact

(813) 264-8513

About

This 9-acre preserve features a tidal creek, hammock and mangrove forest on Old Tampa Bay north of the Howard Frankland bridge.   Diamondback was purchased by Hillsborough County through the Jan K. Platt Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program in 1990.  Over the past two and a half decades, Hillsborough County staff and volunteers have done numerous trash cleanups, habitat restorations and enhancement projects. 

Access to the nature preserve

Parking is in front of the FBI building and the gate to enter the preserve is at the west end of the parking lot. The pictures below show the entrance.

Diamondback Nature Preserve entrance from the western corner of the parking lot
Preserve entrance as seen from the western corner of the parking lot.

Diamondback Nature Preserve gate as you are leaving the preserve
Preserve entrance as seen when leaving.
Trail map

Amenities

  • Bird Watching
  • Hiking Trail
  • Pets Allowed