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Red Bug Slough Preserve

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Walk across town through the forest

You can either park at the entrance off Beneva or at the north end of Lockwood off Clark. Either... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Richard S
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Sarasota, Florida
Scenic 2 mile walk

Was looking for a nice place to go for a walk and saw this place on Google that has good... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
flashsam7267
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You can either park at the entrance off Beneva or at the north end of Lockwood off Clark. Either way, this preserve goes all the way to Swift and Proctor. It is a beautiful Preserve and worth the time to explore.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Richard S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking for a nice place to go for a walk and saw this place on Google that has good reviews. There's a small car park as well as restrooms and a small childrens play area. At the entrance to the paths there's a big...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank flashsam7267
Reviewed 26 November 2018

as others have said, this is right in the middle of main streets and housing so you can hear the cars whizzing by as you meander. Not much to see on the day we were there - a few turtles and egrets. There are marked...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wudy77
Reviewed 30 September 2018

In the middle of many residential developments sits this park . Parking is out front , bathrooms too . A great place to walk your dog ( they are allowed).There is a lake areayou can walk around and native trees that create a nice canopy...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Paul B
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Nice place to take a long walk . We have a dog , dogs are allowed . A nice shaded path meanders thru native pines and southern oaks . There is a playground area , and water all around .

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Paul B
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

This place is less than 5 minutes from my house so when I'm in the mood for birdwatching/photo taking but don't feel like making the trek out the celery fields, this is my go to spot. Sometimes it's full of birds, other times less so...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank K H
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Lots of interesting and fun things to keep kids happily occupied. Our grandchildren always want to go when they visit

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Karen S
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful spot to lunch & walk! Google maps took us to a residential entrance, so we parked on the street and walked in. Well maintained and clean. Didn't see any restrooms but there were picnic spots by the water.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jenny M
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Lovely walk with our dog, Bella. She's getting on in years (gonna be 13) and travels with us in our RV. I promised to spend the day with her instead of going to The Ringling. So our GPS guided us into a nice modest neighborhood....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Pamela K
Reviewed 23 February 2018

On the way to visit Pinecraft, drove right past this park right in town on Beneva Road maybe just over a mile or so south of Bahia Vista Road. If you are coming from the south, as we were, there is a retirement center on...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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