Anclote River Parks

This park provides short driving loop along a mangrove coastline that features mangrove-fringed lagoons and tidal flats. Two county parks provide access to the Anclote River and Gulf of Mexico.

Watchable wildlife:
Low tide is the best time to see the many egrets, herons, and shorebirds, which include short-billed dowitchers and several plovers during the winter. Bald eagles nest along Bailey's Bluff road December through May. Ospreys, gulls, terns, and double-crested cormorants are often seen fishing in nearshore waters. Scan the marshes carefully with binoculars to see rails, white ibis, and night herons. Magnificent frigate birds are sometimes seen high over the water from May through October.

Florida Power Corporation; managed by Pasco County

(727) 938-2598

Florida Highway 595A in Pinellas County.

Related Sites:
Other West Central Florida Wildlife Sites
Florida State Parks

FWC Facts:
Whooping cranes mate for life, but they will take a new mate after the loss of the original. The pair will return to use and defend the same nesting and wintering territory year after year.

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