(WFLA - Tampa, Fla.) - Several County Preserves, the Lithia Springs swimming area, and two canoe launches are temporarily closed to the public due to high water.
It is anticipated that these preserve entrances will remain closed until the first week of October.
• Pam Callahan Preserve, 5750 Memorial Highway in Tampa
• Cypress Creek Preserve, 3298 Robertson Trail in Lutz and all areas north of Freedom High School
• Lake Frances Preserve, 11009 Tarpon Springs Road in Odessa and 10339 Woodstock Road in Odessa
• Lake Dan Preserve, 19136-B Tyler Road in Odessa
• Double Branch Bay Preserve, 11382 W Hillsborough Ave. (eastern gate) in Tampa; 11912 W. Hillsborough Ave. (middle gate) in Tampa; and 12460 W. Hillsborough Ave. (western gate) in Tampa
• Florida College Preserve, 9514 Woodland Ridge Drive in Temple Terrace
• Town and Country Preserve, 8304 Montague St. in Tampa
• Brooker Creek Headwaters Preserve, 6440 W. Lutz Lake Fern Road in Lutz; 18102 Ramblewood Road (public parking area) in Lutz; 17917 Brown Road in Odessa; and 18011 Ramblewood Road (gate on east side of road) in Lutz
• Rocky Creek Coastal Preserve (except for offshore areas), 8899 S Lagoon St. in Tampa; and 5120 Troydale Road in Tampa
Updated information will be provided as it becomes available.
• Lithia Springs Park’s swimming area and canoe launch, 3932 Lithia Springs Road in Lithia
Signs have been posted, and staff is on duty to monitor and alert the public of this closure. Patrons can still camp, picnic and use the playground.
• Alderman's Ford Park’s canoe launch area, 9625 Canoe Launch Loop in Lithia
For additional information on the preserves, contact the 813-264-8513, for information on the regional parks, contact 813-744-5572.