Alderman's Ford, 9625 Canoe Launch Loop,
phone (813) 757-3801.
Boardwalk and pedestrian/bicycle trails connect picnic area on the Alafia River. the
1,141-acre park is also a popular canoe site.
E.G. Simmons, 2401 19th Ave. N.W., phone (813) 671-7655.
Boating, fishing, swimming and camping draw people to this 469-acre park on Tampa Bay.
Bird watching also is popular in the shallow waters of the surrounding mangrove swamps.
Edward Medard, 5726 Panther Loop, phone (813) 757-3802.
Popular freshwater fishing reservoir also features camping, swimming and picnicking. A
favorite park for company picnics and other large gatherings.
Eureka Springs, 6400 Eureka Springs Rd., phone (813) 744-5536.
A 31-acre garden of rare and unusual plants featuring a greenhouse, trellised walks,
boardwalk and picnic area.
Lake Park, 17302 N. Dale Mabry, phone (813) 264-3806.
This 600-acre park consists of five lakes and numerous pine flatwoods and hardwood
hammocks. Activities include fishing, picnicking, BMX track, radio-controlled car track,
and archery range. It is the site of the Bakas Equestrian Center for handicapped riders.
Lettuce Lake, 6920 Fletcher Ave., phone (813) 987-6204.
Activities center around the nature center and boardwalk leading to an observation tower
on the Hillsborough River. Bicycle and exercise trails meander through the 240-acre park.
Lithia Springs, 3932 Lithia Springs Rd., phone (813) 744-5572.
Natural spring provides 72-degree water year-round for swimming. Bath house, playground,
picnic facilities and camping also available.
Upper Tampa Bay, 8001 Double Branch Rd., phone (813) 855-1765
This 2,144-acre park and preserve features an environmental study center. Popular
activities include picnicking and hiking on trails and boardwalks with views of Tampa Bay
and its habitats.
Wilderness Park, consists of six areas in northeast Hillsborough County offering
fishing, canoeing, hiking, bicycling, boardwalks and picnicking.
Flatwoods-16400 Morris Bridge Rd., (813) 987-6211
Morris Bridge-13330 Morris Bridge Rd., (813) 987-6209
Dead River-15098 Dead River Rd., (813) 987-6210
John B. Sargeant, Sr. Memorial Park-12702 Hwy. 301 (813) 987-6208
Trout Creek-12550 Morris Bridge Rd., (813) 987-6200
Veteran's Memorial Park and Veteran's Museum-3602 Hwy. 301 (813) 744-5502
Trails/Greenways, 7508 Ehrlich Rd., phone (813) 264-8511
The department is beginning to provide facilities to cater to fast growing, popular
outdoor recreation such as bicycling, off-road bicycling, in-line skating, running, and
The first phase of this project is 1.3 miles. Paved surface with trail head access on the
east side of Hanley Rd., between Hillsborough Ave. and Waters Ave.
Upper Tampa Bay Trail
First phase of this paved trail is 2.5 miles. Phases 2 and 3 should be completed in five
years. Current trail head located on Wilsky Rd., just north of Linebaugh Ave.
A paved 7 mile loop through Flatwoods Park. Trail heads available at entrance of Flatwoods
Park (off Morris Bridge Rd.) or Bruce B. Downs Blvd. (just north of I-75).
Wilderness Trail System
This popular off-road system is located just minutes from the University of South Florida
in northeast Tampa. The main loop is 20 miles of single track, connecting Flatwoods, Trout
Creek, and Morris Bridge Park. Trail heads available in each park.