Map of Fred and Idah Schultz Preserve
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About Fred and Idah Schultz Preserve

In 1995, the Schultz Preserve was purchased with funding from the Southwest Florida Water
Management District (District) and Hillsborough County through its Jan K. Platt Environmental
Lands Acquisition and Protection program. This 134-acre tract is currently managed by the Hillsborough County Conservation and Environmental Lands Management Department.
Formerly used to deposit dredge material, the Schultz Preserve was restored to mangrove forest, coastal and freshwater marsh, coastal dunes and uplands. It provides important habitat for fisheries, shorebirds, mangrove species and upland wildlife, including bobcats and migrating neotropical songbirds.

Recreational Opportunities

No restroom or water available.

Access and Parking

Parking area on Kracker Avenue.


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


Southern Hillsborough County, west of Highway 41, north of Big Bend Road, south of Gibsonton Drive

Nearby Recreation Lands

  • Cockroach Creek Greenway Nature Preserve
  • E. G. Simmons County Park

For More Information

Hillsborough County Conservation and Environmental Lands Management Department,

Visit this Property

Street Address

5906 Kracker Avenue
Gibsonton, FL 33534
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134 acres

Hours of Operation

Daily from sunrise to sunset.

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Conservation Lands of Southwest Florida
Florida Wilderness

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