FishHawk Creek Nature Preserve North

Bird Watching Hiking Trail Picnic Tables Pets Allowed

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Location and Hours

Location

3931 Lithia Springs Road
Lithia, FL 33547

Hours

Sunrise to Sunset

Contact

(813) 672-7876

Entrance Fee

$2 fee per vehicle*

About

The FishHawk Creek Preserve is a 3,286-acre site located in southeastern Hillsborough County. The preserve is located along the riparian corridor of FishHawk Creek, a significant tributary of the Alafia River. As a result, the acquisition and protection of the Fish Hawk Creek Nature Preserve has provided an essential link in assuring the long-term protection of a significant regional habitat corridor. While you may see the preserve's name sake, the osprey (also known colloquially as a fish hawk), there are also many opportunities to see an array of wildlife on the preserve.

The preserve is bisected by FishHawk Blvd., and is identified by a north section and a south section.

  • The north portion is adjacent to Lithia Springs Conservation Park, includes two pavilions with picnic tables, and a trailhead for over 3 miles of hiking trails on the preserve
    • *Parking for the north preserve is located at 3931 Lithia Springs Road and can only be accessed by entering Lithia Springs Conservation Park. There is a $2 fee per vehicle to enter Ltihia Springs Park.
  • The south portion has parking at 16640 Boyette Rd. and includes pavilions with picnic tables, a basketball court, and a trailhead. Part of this portion is closed for restoration.
    • Parking for FishHawk Creek Preserve South is free

Trail Map  Management Plan

Amenities

  • Bird Watching
  • Hiking Trail
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Tables