Weedon Island Preserve is located along the northwest shore of Old Tampa Bay in Pinellas County. Today, the Preserve includes approximately 3,700 acres with more than half lying north of Gandy Boulevard. What was once a true island during high tides is now a low-lying peninsula surrounded by several small islands.
Most of the preserve is dominated by aquatic and wetland ecosystems that include miles of mosquito ditches dug in the late 1950s. The upland ecosystems comprise the remaining 1,100 acres of relatively flat, dry lands. Indian mounds and relic dune ridges occur at higher elevations.
Weedon Island Preserve is owned by the state of Florida and managed through several lease agreements by the Pinellas County Department of Environment and Infrastructure.
The Weedon Island Preserve Management Plan, a plan approved by the state, guides the resource and recreational activities on the preserve.
County-owned environmental lands in the following preserves and management areas are hereby designated as environmental lands subject to the provisions of Section 2.08. Activities on the water are governed by the Waterways Ordinance Chapter 130.