Located at 11009 Tarpon Springs Road, Odessa, FL 33556 Lake Frances Preserve is home to more than 1600 acres of wet pine flatwoods, wet prairie, and cypress swamps. Brooker Creek and Lake Frances are the primary water features.
This 1100-acre preserve contains a 17-acre lake, dry pine and oak woods, freshwater marshes, seasonally wet pine flatwoods, and cypress swamps.
The Lake Dan and Lake Frances Nature Preserves, together, span nearly 3,000 acres, and contains natural habitats such as mesic flatwoods, wet prairie, hardwood hammock, basin swamps, freshwater marshes, and cypress domes.
The Lake Dan and Lake Frances Nature Preserves are owned and managed by the
Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department.
The Lake Dan Preserve purchased with funding from Hillsborough Countyâ€™s Jan K. Platt Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program and joint funding from the Florida Communities Trust.
Trailer parking for the equestrian trail is located at 11009 Tarpon Springs Road.Â Â Â Â The lot is open from 8AM – 5PM Monday through Sunday; gates will be locked after that time.Â Â The remainder of the Preserve is open to foot traffic during daylight hours.
(Source: Hillsborough County)
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