Fred & Idah Schultz Nature Preserve

Bird Watching Fishing Hiking Trail

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


5906 Kracker Avenue
Gibsonton, FL 33534


Sunrise to Sunset




In 1995, The Schultz Preserve was purchased with funding from the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) and Hillsborough County through its Jan K. Platt Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program (ELAPP). This 134-acre tract is currently managed by the Hillsborough County Conservation and Environmental Lands Management Department. Formerly used to deposit dredge material, the Schultz Preserve was restored to mangrove forest, coastal & freshwater marsh, coastal dunes and uplands. It provides important habitat for fisheries, shorebirds, mangrove specialists and upland wildlife, including bobcats, and migrating neotropical songbirds.

Parking: Access to the parking lot is via Adamsville Road. Turn west onto Adamsville from US41 and follow it to where it dead-ends, then turn slight north (right) to enter parking lot (which is off of the abandoned terminus of Kracker Avenue). Visitors must stay on trails since ground may be unstable in areas.

Preserve and Trails Map


  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Hiking Trail
  • Pets Allowed
  • Walking Trails