a project of the Ruskin Community Development Foundation, Inc.
Summary: As a community service and stimulus to Ruskin’s development of
nature-based tourism, the Ruskin Community Development Foundation (RCDF),
in cooperation with Hillsborough County government, operates Camp Bayou
as an environmental education and hands-on learning center. Physical location: 4140 24th St. SE, Ruskin, Fl (not a mailing address) Directions: @ 3 miles south of SR674 off exit 240W on I-75 Mailing Address:P.O. Box 507, Ruskin, FL 33570 Contact phone: (813) 641-8545 Contacts:Dolly Cummings- Project Leader, Camp Bayou
Sandy Council- President, Ruskin Community Development Foundation
Richard Sullivan- Hillsborough County Resource Mgmt liaison Hours: The Center is staffed and open Thursday- Saturday, 9am-2pm only.
Trails can be accessed seven days a week from 8am - 6pm (street parking only) Website:http://campbayou.orge-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org Mission:To preserve a sample of Florida’s original habitats,
in the Little Manatee River Watershed, and to use this Center
for the purpose of promoting appreciation and understanding of
our natural resources and of our local culture and history. Size: Camp Bayou is a 160 acre nature preserve located in the
middle of the Little Manatee River system and proximate to the
Cockroach Bay Aquatic Preserve and Tampa Bay. Funding : Camp Bayou is financially supported thorough local grants,
donations, membership, and dedicated volunteers. History:Camp Bayou was an RV campground back in the 1970s.
It is now publicly owned through Hillsborough County's
Environmental Lands Acquistion and Protection Program (ELAPP),
and managed for public use by the RCDF.