Map of Terra Ceia Preserve State Park
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About 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.

Recreational Opportunities

Boating and Paddling

  • 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.


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



  • Approximately 9 miles of trails.

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.


Manatee County, north of Palmetto

Nearby Recreation Lands

For More Information

  • Terra Ceia Preserve State Park, (941) 721-2068
  • Gamble Plantation, (941) 723-4536

Visit this Property

Street Address

130 77th Street East
Terra Ceia, FL 34250
(Google map)


1,932 acres

Hours of Operation

Daily from sunrise to sunset.

More info below...

Conservation Lands of Southwest Florida
Florida Wilderness

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