Alston Tract

Alston Tract closed due to Maintenance

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

Park Details

Street Address

42144 Deems Road
Zephyrhills, FL 33540
United States

Size
2983 Acres
Hours of Operation
Daily from sunrise to sunset.

Recreation Opportunities

Recreation Term

Bicycling

Recreation Description
  • Approximately 16 miles of multiuse trails.
  • Bicyclists are required to stay on designated or marked trails.
  • Florida law requires bicyclists under 16 to wear helmets.

Recreation Term

Camping

Recreation Description
  • Equestrian and primitive campsites.
  • Sites have picnic tables, fire rings and/or grills.
  • A free reservation is required and must be displayed or available at campground.

Recreation Term

Equestrian

Recreation Description
  • Approximately 16 miles of multiuse trails.
  • Riders are required to stay on designated or marked trails.
  • Horse-drawn buggy riding requires a free day-use reservation for buggy access behind locked gate.
  • Each rider must carry proof of horse's current negative Coggins test.
  • Florida law requires equestrians under 16 to wear helmets.

Recreation Term

Hiking

Recreation Description
  • Approximately 16 miles of multiuse trails.
  • Prepare for wet hiking; some trails are excessively wet during certain times of year.

Recreation Term

Picnic Facilities

Recreation Description
  • Large pavilion with picnic tables and grills in campground.
  • A free reservation is required to reserve the pavilion.

Additional Information

Access and Parking

Primary access point is on Deems Road off SR 39.

Restrooms and Water

ADA accessible portable toilet and nonpotable water available in campground.

Location

East of Zephyrhills

For more Information
  • Reservations may be made at WaterMatters.org/Reservation.
  • Land Resources, Southwest Florida Water Management District, 1-800-423-1476 (FL only) or (352) 796-7211, ext. 4470

Scheduled Site Closings

Alston Equestrian/Primitive Camping Closed until further notice. Maintenance
Day Use - Buggy Closed until further notice. Maintenance
Day Use - Pavilion Closed until further notice. Maintenance
Alston Equestrian/Primitive Camping 01/07/2020 - 01/09/2020 Hunting
Day Use - Pavilion 01/07/2020 - 01/09/2020 Hunting
Alston Equestrian/Primitive Camping 01/30/2020 - 02/02/2020 Hunting
Day Use - Pavilion 01/30/2020 - 02/02/2020 Hunting