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.
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.
- All water bodies open for fishing, unless posted closed.
- Contact Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for license requirements.
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