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.
5906 Kracker Avenue
Gibsonton, FL 33534
Parking area on Kracker Avenue.
No restroom or water available.
- 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
Hillsborough County Conservation and Environmental Lands Management Department, HillsboroughCounty.org/Conservation