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.
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.
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.
Central Florida Wildlife Sites