Mobley Bayou Preserve
423 Lafayette Blvd.
Located at the north end of Upper Tampa Bay, the preserve encompasses a wide diversity of upland and coastal plant communities. The 396-acre preserve is managed through an interlocal agreement with the city of Oldsmar, which is responsible for the management of two recreational areas.
Land management activities at Mobbly Bayou Preserve are guided by the Mobbly Bayou Management Plan 2004.
Mobbly Bayou Preserve Management:
Upland, intertidal, and subtidal communities in the bayou have suffered significant environmental distress due to dense urbanization. Approximately 200 acres are targeted for restoration and enhancement of coastal communities using funds provided by the Southwest Florida Water Management District, Pinellas County and City of Oldsmar Parks and Recreation Department. Two major goals are to restore the hydrology of the bayou's tidal creek system and to enhance the degraded vegetation communities by removing exotic species and planting native species. A public meeting describing this project was held on July 16, 2009.
Resource Management Activities include:
- Picnic shelter
- Hiking trails
- Fishing pier
- Observation platform
- Canoe launch
- Parking area