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Upper Pithlachascotee River Preserve
Welcome to Upper Pithlachascotee River Preserve 
Location Bordered on its south side by State Road 52 approximately one mile east of the Suncoast Parkway and two miles west of U.S. Highway 41. The address is:
17135 Minneola Dr.
Spring Hill, FL 34610
Upper Pithlachascotee River Preserve
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Hours Sunrise - Sunset
Amenities ParkingHikingPicnic tablesPlayground
No DogsWildlife ObservationPicnic ShelterDrinking Water
Other Amenities Geocaching, Kiosk, Boardwalk
Geographic Area Northwest
Acreage 129 acres
Contact Pasco County Environmental Lands Division
4111 Land O' Lakes Blvd., Suite 310
Land O' Lakes, FL 34639
Ph: (727) 847-2411 (x7377)
Site History Acquired January 25, 2007/ April 27, 2007/ October 15, 2010
Description The Preserve is dominated by 69 acres of bottomland forest associated with the Pithlachascotee River and a small tributary - Ryals Branch - that crosses the site. The other natural communities are sandhill, upland mixed forest, and freshwater marshes. Protected wildlife species documented or likely to occur include the gopher tortoise, Florida mouse, gopher frog, little blue heron and snowy egret. The Preserve has 5 Geocaches as well as 2 miles of trails including a 1,500 ft boardwalk.

This is a preserve, which differs from an active park by having low-impact amenities and natural resource based recreational facilities. The parking lot is packed shell and includes one ADA parking space. Our nature trails are packed earth except for the wooden boardwalk. There are no asphalt or concrete surfaces. The building is open by appointment only, and when in use is wheelchair-accessible.
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