Map of Alston Tract
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About Alston Tract

(See Upper Hillsborough Preserve for overall information.)

Recreational Opportunities


  • 12 miles of woods roads marked for multiuse.
  • Use only marked trails
  • Florida law requires bicyclists under 16 to wear helmets.


  • Equestrian, group and primitive campsites.
  • Sites have picnic tables, fire rings and/or grills.
  • A portable toilet and nonpotable water source available.
  • A free reservation is required and must be displayed on dashboard at campground.

Equestrian Use

  • 12 miles of woods roads marked for multiuse recreation.
  • Riders are required to stay on marked trails.
  • Horse-drawn buggy riding only on marked trails; requires a free reservation.
  • Alston gate open year-round for equestrian use.
  • Each rider must carry proof of horse’s current negative Coggins test.
  • Florida law requires equestrians under 16 to wear helmets.


  • 12 miles of multiuse trails.
  • Prepare for wet hiking; some trails are excessively wet during certain times of year.

Picnic Facilities

  • Large pavilion with picnic tables and grills in day-use area.
  • Pavilion may be reserved at no cost for group use by contacting the District.


Access and Parking

Primary access point is on Deems Road off SR 39 (via County Line Road and Saunders Road – see Upper Hillsborough Preserve map for detail).

Restrooms and Water

Nonpotable water and restrooms available at entrance.


East of Zephyrhills

Nearby Recreation Lands

For More Information

Land Resources Department, Southwest Florida Water Management District, 1-800-423-1476 (FL only) or (352) 796-7211, ext. 4470

Visit this Property


(This tract is part of the Upper Hillsborough Preserve.)

Street Address

42144 Deems Road
Zephyrhills, FL 33540
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2,983 acres

Hours of Operation

Daily from sunrise to sunset.

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Conservation Lands of Southwest Florida
Florida Wilderness

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