Quick Info:

Categories: Parks,Sports & Rec

Address:
751 Rye Wilderness Trl.
Parrish, FL 34219

Phone: 941-776-0900

Description

Experience a slice of old Florida at the Rye Preserve. You don't have to travel far, the Rye Preserve is closer than you think. Rye Preserve is a 145 acre property located just northwest of the Lake Manatee Dam. The preserve features nature trails, horseback trails, picnic areas, a playground and a canoe/kayak launch. The preserve's trail system leads visitors through four distinctive ecosystems, including sand pine scrub, xeric oak scrub, oak hammocks and the river community. A variety of interesting creatures can be seen in these areas including the rare gopher tortoise and Florida scrub-jay.

Rye Preserve is home to a piece of Manatee County's early pioneer history. Within the preserve visitors can view the Rye Family Cemetery, the last remaining reminder of the old Rye river community. Historical site includes the Rye Family Cemetery.

Tours & Transfers:
Nature Tours

Trails:
Bicycle Trails, Hiking/Nature Trails, Horseback Riding Trails

Arts & Culture:
Historic Attractions, Marker/Interpretive station

Nature & Outdoor:
Archaeological Site, City/County Park, Nature Interpretive Center, Nature Preserve, Protected Species Habitat

Hours: 8 a.m.- sunset

Rate:
Free admission

Facility Amenities:
Bus Parking, Meeting Facilities, Parking, Pets on Leash Allowed

Information Available:
Brochures, Maps Available, Printed guides available

Recreation type:
Bicycling, Birding, Camping, Canoeing, Fishing, Fly Fishing, Kayaking, Natural Wildlife Viewing, Playground, Swimming, Tubing

Tour Schedule: Minimum of 2 week prior notice needed

Tour Duration: 1 - 5 hours

Tours & Transfers:
Customized tours, Guided Tours, Self-guided tours

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