Don't let the name fool you! This park provides access to beautiful trails, and waterways for the adventurer in all of us. With a scenic overlook only a short hike way from the parking area this is a great place to go enjoy the outdoors and the views. Boat ramp access point and parking are located at the western dead end of Cockroach Bay Road leads to mangrove islands and the Cockroach Bay Nature Preserve. Parking is along Cockroach Bay Road or 3839 Gulf City Road. A short hike and climb from the parking on Gulf City Road is a scenic overlook which gives a spectacular view of the restoration and natural habitats in the area. Paddlers can access the marked Horseshoe Crab and Snook Canoe Trails by canoe or kayak from the boat ramp at the west end of Cockroach Bay Rd. Enjoy a leisurely paddle through mangrove tunnels, oyster reefs, and seagrass beds. This pristine aquatic preserve provides food and shelter for numerous marine creatures and birds.