Blackwater Creek Preserve

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Blackwater Creek Preserve
Map showing the location of Blackwater Creek Preserve
Map showing the location of Blackwater Creek Preserve
Map of Florida
Location Hillsborough County, Florida
Nearest city Plant City
Coordinates 28°07′59″N 82°09′54″W / 28.133°N 82.165°W / 28.133; -82.165Coordinates: 28°07′59″N 82°09′54″W / 28.133°N 82.165°W / 28.133; -82.165
Area 1,993 acres (807 ha)
Established 1997
Governing body Hillsborough County
www.hillsboroughcounty.org/facilities.aspx?search=1&CID=9&RID=394&Page=detail

Blackwater Creek Preserve is a 1,993-acre (807 ha) conservation area in Hillsborough County, Florida. It includes pine flatwoods, cypress domes and riverine habitat along Blackwater Creek. Wildlife in the area include deer, turkey, Sherman’s fox squirrels (Sciurus niger shermani), gopher tortoises, dusky pigmy rattlesnakes, and Eastern bluebirds.[1] It was acquired under ELAPP.[2] The preserve includes trails.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blackwater Creek Preserve Guidebook Files SouthshoeTampaBay.com
  2. ^ Blackwater Creek Nature Preserve[permanent dead link] October 15, 2008 TBO.com
  3. ^ Blackwater Creek Trail guide