Terra Ceia Preserve State Park
2,000 acre swath of land along the mouth of Tampa Bay
8 a.m. until sunset. The boat ramp is open 24/7, at the end of Moccasin Wallow Road. A hiking trail is located at the very north end of Hightower Road
No fee required
Welcome to Terra Ceia Preserve State Park
This park's 2,000 acres encompass mangrove forests, freshwater and saltwater wetlands, and uplands communities.
Much of the preserve is in various stages of habitat restoration that is intended to return agricultural land to its natural and ecologically diverse condition. Park trails are open to foot traffic only and accessible from park gates. Please do no block gates.
Currently, kayaking, fishing and hiking are the primary activities within the preserve.
Plan Your Visit
We have numerous trails that can be enjoyed by foot traffic all year long and bird watching and fishing is the main attraction. Come take a walk down one of our trails while the northern visiting birds are still with us before flying back!
Activities at Terra Ceia
Experience the tranquility of nature at this small park. Fishing, hiking and kayaking are a great way to spend your day at Terra Ceia Preserve State Park.
Terra Ceia Preserve State Park Photo Gallery
Trails at Terra Ceia
The trails at Terra Ceia showcase the wild side of Florida as they wind through unique and diverse ecosystems.
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