Purchased to provide flood protection and serve as a public water supply, Cypress Creek’s floodplain helps filter nutrients in runoff waters. Cypress Creek Well Field serves as an important source of water for the surrounding region and is managed by Tampa Bay Water (TBW).
Cypress Creek is a tributary of the Hillsborough River. Within the property, the creek threads its way through an expanse of cypress and hardwood forests. Slash pine, longleaf pine and palmetto grow on the higher “ridges,” which are collectively known as Florida flatwoods.
Bicycling and Inline Skating
- Approximately 5 miles of paved multiuse trails available from Pump Station Road and 11 miles of unpaved multiuse trails.
- Bicyclists are required to stay on designated or marked trails.
- Florida law requires bicyclists under 16 to wear helmets.
- Separate sites available for equestrian and primitive camping.
- Sites have picnic tables, fire rings and/or grills.
- A free reservation is required and must be displayed or available at campground.
- Approximately 14 miles of multiuse trails.
- Riders are required to stay on designated or marked trails.
- Day-use reservations are required to access equestrian parking area at Parkway Boulevard.
- Each rider must carry proof of horse’s current negative Coggins test.
- Florida law requires equestrians under 16 to wear helmets.
- Along Cypress Creek during high-water periods.
- Man-made impoundments located in southern portion of property.
- Contact Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for license requirements.
- Approximately 19 miles of designated or marked trails.
- Prepare for wet hiking; some trails are excessively wet during certain times of year.
Access and Parking
- Primary access is from Parkway Boulevard, 0.7 miles north of Pine View Middle School. Small day-use parking area outside gate.
- West gate at west end of Pump Station Road, which is accessed from Ehren Cutoff (CR 583), midway between SR 52 and US 41. Follow signs to Cypress Creek Well Field.
- Parking and walk-through entrance on east side at end of Quail Hollow Boulevard.
- Walk-through entrance at end of Eagle Island Boulevard.
Limited Access Areas
- Restricted areas around water facilities.
- Paved road through the property continues northeast to adjoining property owned by TBW. Due to private land holdings, there is no public access beyond TBW to railroad tracks or SR 52.
Restrooms and Water
- No restrooms or water available at entrances.
- ADA accessible portable toilets available at equestrian and primitive campsites.
Nearby Recreation Lands
For More Information
- Reservations may be made at WaterMatters.org/Reservation.
- Land Resources, Southwest Florida Water Management District, 1-800-423-1476 (FL only)
or (352) 796-7211, ext. 4470