Upper Tampa Bay County Park

Description:
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.

Ownership:
Hillsborough County

Contact:
(813) 855-1765

Directions:
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:
Black bears originated in North America, and have been here at least 1.5 million years.

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