Map of Little Manatee River — Upper Tract
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About Little Manatee River — Upper Tract

Acquired jointly between the District and Hillsborough County, this property is managed by the Hillsborough County Conservation and Environmental Lands Management Department.
The natural communities on the property include freshwater marshes, riverine floodplains, pine
flatwoods, sand pine scrub and oak hammocks. The property supports a variety of wildlife species due to the diversity and quality of the natural communities.

Recreational Opportunities



  • Approximately 11 miles of trails available.


  • Little Manatee River has a striking beauty, which makes it exceptionally popular for paddling when water conditions are right.

Access and Parking

  • Primary access and parking located on CR 579, south of the river on the left side of the road.
  • Additional access and parking on the south side of the river between CR 579 and Leonard Lee

Restrooms and Water

No restrooms or water available.


Southern Hillsborough County, south of Wimauma, southeast of Ruskin

Nearby Recreation Lands

For More Information

Hillsborough County Conservation and Environmental Lands Management Department,

Visit this Property

See also the Little Manatee River – Southfork Tract and the Little Manatee River – Lower Tract

Street Address

3398 CR 579
Wimauma, FL 33598
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4,364 acres

Hours of Operation

Daily from sunrise to sunset.

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Conservation Lands of Southwest Florida
Florida Wilderness

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