The Chito Branch Reserve is a unique natural sanctuary situated in the heart of rapidly developing southeastern Hillsborough County. Located on 5,515 acres, its natural habitats provide a haven for native Florida wildlife and plants, many which have become increasingly rare in the region. Outdoor enthusiasts can observe fox squirrels, gopher tortoises, wading birds and other Florida wildlife interact in their natural environment. Whether enjoyed on a winding foot path, bike trail or bridle path, Chito Branch Reserve is a quiet oasis in a fast-paced world.
C.W Bill Young regional reservoir collects and stores up to 15 billion gallons of drinking water. The reservoir is built on 1,100 acres. The remaining property consists of a variety of habitats, including wetlands, pine and scrubby flatwoods, scrub, freshwater marshes and improved pasture.
Every year about 2.5 million people recreate on our conservation lands. Learn more about this property on our recreation web site