Rye Preserve

Experience a slice of old Florida at the Rye Preserve! Rye Preserve is a 145-acre property located just northwest of the Lake Manatee Dam. The property 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.

Associated Agency: 
Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department
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Contact Info

Rye Preserve
905 Rye Wilderness Trail
Parrish, Florida 34219

Phone: (941) 776-0900
Fax: (941) 776-4048

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