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.

Park Details

Street Address

130 77th Street East
Terra Ceia, FL 34250
United States

Size
1932 Acres
Hours of Operation
Daily from sunrise to sunset.

Recreation Opportunities

Recreation Term

Boating

Recreation Description
  • 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 at end of Moccasin Wallow Road, west of U.S. 41, on Bishop Harbor Road.
  • Open 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Recreation Term

Bicycling

Recreation Description
  • 9 miles of unimproved marked trails.
  • Use only marked trails.
  • Florida law requires bicyclists under 16 to wear helmets.

Recreation Term

Fishing

Recreation Description

Recreation Term

Hiking

Recreation Description
  • Approximately 9 miles of trails.

Additional Information

Access and Parking
  • Access from U.S. 19, go east on Terra Ceia Road, left on High Tower Road, follow under I-275, road ends at entrance.
Restrooms and Water
  • No restrooms or water available.
Location
  • Manatee County, north of Palmetto
For more Information
  • Terra Ceia Preserve State Park, (941) 721-2068
  • Gamble Plantation, (941) 723-4536