Upper Tampa Bay County Park

Mangroves, salt marshes, slash pine uplands, and salt barrens characterize this park surrounded by Old Tampa Bay and Double Branch Creek. There is an excellent nature center, several nature trails and a boardwalk, and good canoeing.

Watchable wildlife:
Rufous-sided towhees, gray catbirds, and an occasional rattlesnake can be seen along the Otter Trail through the pine flatwoods. In wetland areas, look for herons, egrets, terns, white ibis, ospreys, and brown pelicans.

Hillsborough County

(813) 855-1765

Travel about 2 miles southeast from Oldsmar on Hillsborough Road (Florida Highway 580).  Turn south onto Double Branch Road, then drive 0.5 mile to the park entrance.

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

FWC Facts:
The world's whooping crane population has gradually increased from a low of 22 birds in 1941 to 503 birds in 2009.

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