Upper Tampa Bay Park
Enjoy kayaking and canoeing, fishing, hiking, picnicing and the environmental study center and more.
The park was once home to Florida india tribes and Natavie American shell mounds can be seen at several locations inside the park. Located in Western Hillsborough County, Upper Tampa Bay Park features a 600 acre peninsula on Old Tampa Bay.
A 2,144-acre park and preserve, this site has a variety of land features including fresh water ponds, pine flatwoods, salt marshes, oyster bars, salt barrens, oak hammocks and mangrove forest.
A major environmental study center is operated jointly with Hillsborough Community College and is open to the public and special-interest groups. Various views of the bay and its habitat may be seen while hiking on the boardwalk. While most of the park has been preserved, facilities for picnicking are available.