Upper Hillsborough Tract

(See Upper Hillsborough Preserve for overall information.)

Park Details

Street Address

41404 CR 54
Zephyrhills, FL 33540
United States

6978 Acres
Hours of Operation
Daily from sunrise to sunset.

Recreation Opportunities

Recreation Term


Recreation Description
  • Approximately 14 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


Recreation Description
  • Primitive and backcountry camping available.
  • No amenities available.
  • A free reservation is required and must be displayed or available at campground.

Recreation Term


Recreation Description
  • Approximately 14 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


Recreation Description

Recreation Term


Recreation Description
  • Property north of CR 54 and the Alston Tract are not included in the wildlife management area boundary and are open year-round.
  • Florida Trail Association maintains 3.5 miles of hiking trails.
  • Orange blaze symbols denote primary trail; blue denotes side trails; double blaze denotes sharp turn.
  • For more information, contact the Florida Trail Association at 1-877-445-3352 (in FL) or (352) 378-8823.
  • Approximately 23 miles of multiuse trails.
  • No bridges at Hillsborough River crossings. May be seasonally wet or flooded.

Recreation Term


Recreation Description
  • Contact FWC for information regarding license requirements and permits.
  • FWC rules and regulations must be observed throughout the year.

Additional Information

Access and Parking
  • Primary access point is on CR 54, about 3 miles east of Zephyrhills; equestrian access available.
  • Additional access points are located off CR 35A and CR 535.
  • Additional access on CR 54 east of main entrance.
Restrooms and Water
  • Portable toilet available in the primitive campground.
  • East of Zephyrhills
For more Information
  • Reservations may be made at WaterMatters.org.
  • Land Resources, Southwest Florida Water Management District, 1-800-423-1476 (FL only) or (352) 796-7211, ext. 4470
Closure Reasons

Scheduled Site Closings

Primitive Camping 07/26/2024 - 08/10/2024 Resource Management
Upper Hillsborough Backcountry Camping (hike in only no vehicle access) 07/26/2024 - 08/10/2024 Resource Management