Immersing you in the floodplain forest of the Hillsborough River, Morris Bridge Park has a short but beautiful boardwalk amid the deep shade of tall cypresses and oaks. Each twist and turn presents a different panorama of the swamp.
Length: 0.4 miles
Lat-Long: 28.098967, -82.312367
Fees / Permits: $2 per vehicle
Bug factor: moderate to high
Open sunrise to sunset. No dogs or bicycles are permitted on the boardwalk.
From I-75 exit 266, follow Morris Bridge Rd (CR 579) north 3.5 miles to the park entrance on the left (west side) and right (east side), just before the bridge.
This is a good place for quiet contemplation among the cypresses, either on the boardwalk or at the “gazebo” deck along the Hillsborough River. Fishing is popular along the boardwalk and the banks of the river. There is a canoe put-in and a connector to the Wilderness Park bicycle trail on the east side of CR 579.