Little Manatee River Corridor Nature Preserve - Leonard Lee Trailhead
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Location and Hours
The Little Manatee River Corridor Preserve is a linear preserve consisting of river corridor, associated uplands and embedded wetlands. The total acreage of protected land within this corridor exceeds 8,000 acres; however, the contiguous protected landscape within the upper watershed is approximately 6,500 acres. Vegetation communities represented here include bottomland swamp, forested wetlands, pine flatwoods, oak hammock and marsh. There are also several abandoned farm fields and citrus groves that are undergoing habitat restoration. Due to the highly disturbed and fragmented landscape that characterizes this watershed, invasive exotic species control is an ongoing challenge. At this access point, there are two trails that extend along the south bank of the Little Manatee River corridor; the eastern loop trail is 2.7 miles and the western loop trail is 2.5 miles in length. To gain access to the trailheads, you must walk across the bridge that spans the river from the parking area.Preserves and Trails Map
- Bird Watching
- Canoe/Kayak Launch
- Pets Allowed
- Picnic Tables