Map of Terra Ceia Preserve State Park
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About Terra Ceia Preserve State Park

Jointly acquired between the District and the state to protect the water resources of Tampa Bay, the Terra Ceia Preserve State Park is managed by the Florida State Parks system. The lands are mostly uplands of maritime hammocks and mangrove fringe forests. Various wetland communities such as freshwater creeks, freshwater marshes, karst tidal ponds and estuarine marshes are interspersed within the preserve.

Recreational Opportunities

Boating and Paddling

  • 3-mile Bishop Harbor Blueway trail circles Bishop Harbor and provides access to Manatee County Terra Ceia paddling trail.
  • Boat ramp and canoe and kayak launch located on north side of Bishop Harbor Road.



Access and Parking

  • Primary access point on north side of Bishop Harbor Road. Go north on US 41 or north from I-75 and I-275 interchange to Bishop Harbor Road and then go west.
  • ADA access and facilities available.

Restrooms and Water

No restrooms or water available.


Manatee County, north of Palmetto

Nearby Recreation Lands

For More Information

Terra Ceia Preserve State Park, (941) 721-2068

Visit this Property

Street Address

130 Terra Ceia Road
Terra Ceia, FL 34250
(Google map)


1,932 acres

Hours of Operation

Daily from sunrise to sunset.

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Conservation Lands of Southwest Florida
Florida Wilderness

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