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Flatwoods Wilderness Park

Categories: Park

Features: Biking trails, County parks, Dog-friendly, Fishing allowed, Hiking trails, Kid-friendly, Picnic shelters, Public restrooms

Alcohol: No alcohol

Parking: Lot

Admission: $2

More in this neighborhood: New Tampa

This 5,400-acre park is part of the Lower Hillsborough County Wilderness Preserve and was developed in cooperation with the Southwest Florida Water Management District. Its 7-mile paved loop road is enjoyed by in-line skaters, bicyclists and runners. Flatwoods Park provides a welcome getaway from Tampa’s developed landscape. The Morris Bridge well field is located within the park. Picnic shelters, grills and tables are available at several well houses. There are also restrooms, water, cold drinks, and picnic tables at Flatwoods Visitor Center, and restrooms at the Bruce B. Downs Boulevard entrance. Four rest shelters with water coolers and paper cups are scattered along loop road. Off-road cyclists can connect with the Wilderness Park Off Road Trails System, which runs through Flatwoods.

A two-mile paved extension at 18205 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard connects with the loop road. Flatwoods Park Trail is a paved 1-mile connection between Morris Bridge Road and the loop road.

The park charges a $2 admission fee and is open from sunrise to sunset. Dogs must be leashed.

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