Map of Flatwoods Park
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About Flatwoods Park

Best known for its seven-mile paved loop road, which serves as a multiuse trail, Flatwoods Park provides a welcome getaway from Tampa’s developed landscape. The Morris Bridge well field is located within the park, and well houses can be observed along the trail. A two-mile paved extension connects Bruce B. Downs Boulevard with the loop road. Flatwoods Park Trail is a paved 1-mile connection between Morris Bridge Road and the loop road.

Recreational Opportunities

Bicycling and Inline Skating

  • Loop road gives bicyclists a woods experience.
  • Off-road cyclists enjoy the Wilderness Park Off Road Trails System.
  • Florida law requires bicyclists under 16 to wear helmets.
  • Use proper trail etiquette on and off pavement. Warn others when passing from behind. When
    stopping, move completely off trail. Use caution at blind corners and make your presence known. Pack out litter. Avoid muddy trails. Do not skid.

Bird Watching


  • Dogs and their owners favor 1-mile segment of Levee Road from Bruce B. Downs Boulevard to
    north end of loop road.
  • Nature trails are short, easy walks.
  • Picnic tables available.
  • Long-distance runners and triathletes train on loop road.
  • Cross-country runners and hikers enjoy the Wilderness Park Off Road Trails System. Beware of fast-moving bicycles.

Access and Parking

  • Main entrance about 5 miles northeast of I-75 on Morris Bridge Road (CR 579) at Flatwoods Park Trail. Flatwoods Visitor Center located 0.5 miles inside entrance. Parking at visitor center and first well house.
  • Bruce B. Downs Boulevard (CR 581) entrance 1 mile northeast of I-75.
  • Admission fee.
  • Personal vehicles allowed in park at designated points.
  • ADA access and facilities available.

Restrooms and Water

Restrooms, water, cold drinks, bike wash and picnic tables at Flatwoods Visitor Center. Four rest shelters with water coolers and paper cups interspersed along loop road. Restrooms at Bruce B. Downs Boulevard entrance.


  • Dogs must be on a leash no more than six feet in length.
  • Owners are required by law to pick up after dogs.

For More Information

  • Hillsborough County‚Äôs Flatwoods Park, (813) 987-6211
  • Hillsborough County Conservation and Environmental Lands Management Department,

Visit this Property

(This tract is part of the Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve.)

Street Address

14302 Morris Bridge Road
Thonotosassa, FL 33592
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5,400 acres

Hours of Operation

Daily from sunrise to sunset.

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Conservation Lands of Southwest Florida
Florida Wilderness

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