Map of Morris Bridge Park
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About Morris Bridge Park

Alligators, turtles, water snakes, frogs, fish, hawks and wading birds are commonly seen on this property. Located on the Hillsborough River, the park is best known for its river fishing.

Recreational Opportunities

Bicycling

Bird Watching

Boating and Paddling

  • Boating fee.
  • Boat ramp, canoe launch, boat dock and trailer parking on north side of park.
  • This section of the Hillsborough River Canoe Trail immerses one in a native habitat rich with wildlife and large bald cypress trees.

Fishing

  • Fishing docks on each side of park, including two covered shelters.
  • Boardwalk under Morris Bridge Road along Hillsborough River connects two sides of park and provides access for fishing.
  • Fishing available from boardwalk on north side of park.
  • Primitive fishing trail runs south of park along river.
  • Contact FWC for license requirements.

Hiking

  • On south side, a 0.75-mile shell trail along an old tram road. Rest shelter provided at halfway point on trail.
  • On north side, a 0.25-mile boardwalk circumnavigates an island in Hillsborough River. Beware of slippery boards.
  • Primitive trail heading south along river winds through a forest to gazebo.
  • Trail runners and hikers enjoy the Wilderness Park Off Road Trails System

Picnic Facilities

  • Picnic tables and pavilion on south side of park.
  • Shelter reservation fee.


 


Access and Parking

  • 3.5 miles northeast of I-75 on Morris Bridge Road (CR 579). From I-75, exit at Fletcher Avenue. Morris Bridge Road bisects the park. Parking available on both sides of the road.
  • Admission fee.
  • ADA access and facilities available.

Restrooms and Water

Restroom, water fountain, pay telephone and bike wash on north side of park.

Dogs

  • Dogs must be on a leash no more than six feet in length.
  • Owners are requested to pick up after dog.

For More Information

  • Morris Bridge Park, (813) 987-6209
  • Hillsborough River Canoe Trail maps available from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Office of Greenways and Trails, 1-877-822-5208 (toll free) or (850) 245-2052
  • Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department, (813) 672-7876


Visit this Property

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

Street Address

13330 Morris Bridge Road
Thonotosassa, FL 33592
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Size

106 acres

Hours of Operation

Open daily from sunrise to sunset. Park is subject to closure during high water.

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Conservation Lands of Southwest Florida
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