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.
Access and Parking
- Dogs must be on a leash no more than six feet in length.
- Owners are required by law to pick up after dogs.
Nearby Recreation Lands
- Cockroach Creek Greenway Nature Preserve
- E. G. Simmons County Park
For More Information
Hillsborough County Conservation and Environmental Lands Management Department,