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Brooker Creek Preserve

#6 of 40 things to do in Tarpon Springs Features Animals
3940 Keystone Rd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34688-7820
+1 727-453-6800
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Unable to hike :(

We went today to hike the 4 mile trail but after a mile we noticed that it was going to be... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bratsch c
via mobile
Easy walking

Great park with easy trails and a variety of flora styles. We didn't see much in the way of fauna... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
teamflames
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Brooker Creek Preserve is Pinellas County's largest natural area at nearly 8,500 acres. Boardwalks and trails (hiking and equestrian) are currently available for public use. Opens every day at 7:00 am and closes 30 minutes before sunset. The Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education, provides numerous interactive exhibits, nature store, and resource center. Open Wednesday from 9:00 am to 8:30 pm and Thursday - Sunday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (closed holidays).
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great nature” (6 reviews)
“long hike” (3 reviews)
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3940 Keystone Rd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34688-7820
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+1 727-453-6800
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went today to hike the 4 mile trail but after a mile we noticed that it was going to be impossible...the trails were open however with a lot of stuck water from the rain which means a loooot of mosquitos after trying 2 different...More

Thank Bratsch c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great park with easy trails and a variety of flora styles. We didn't see much in the way of fauna but it was a super relaxing off the beaten path place and was free entry. Take the time to take a walk.

Thank teamflames
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always tell the kids to look around because "We always see at least one tortoise on the way in." We keep going back to Brooker Creek because we live pretty close and almost always see a big alligator and at least one tortoise (sometimes...More

Thank jzsi1844
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This has to be one of the nicest county parks anywhere. Good parking areas. A boardwalk over to the park educational center. Modern clean inside restrooms, Over 4 miles of easy to walk trails thoroughly marked through forested wetlands and pine woods. The preserve is...More

2  Thank Alan Z
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Start by visiting the educational center to learn about the walks that are available for plants and trees or photo and birds. The history of the preserve and what to see. A lot to enjoy and most are free

Thank Donald G
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Very attractive. Very nice walking paths that are wide and very level (for those who might not have the most stable legs). A great walk in the woods. Informative nature center.

1  Thank Brudog40
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We absolutely love this park . Their trails are beautiful with a lot of wildlife scattering around.. The rainy season gets a little muddy but still worth the hike.. They also have a lot of nature programs for children aswell..

2  Thank Dan M
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Brooker Creek Preserve is a hidden gem off of Tarpon Springs road. If you have not had a chance to explore the trails and educational center then you should definitely stop by. They have a lot of guided hikes and even night hikes so be...More

3  Thank TampaTrips
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This place is an amazing fun filled and free activity for the whole family. The staff is acknowledgable and easy to approach.

2  Thank Michele R
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We arrived the day the Nature Center was closed, so we had the park almost to ourselves. Check ahead if you must see the Nature Center! Excellent walkways with lots of good signage.

2  Thank Kevin M
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Katie G
18 March 2017|
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Response from kater523 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. I think you'll be okay. But some terrain isn't the smoothest.
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richie b
21 February 2017|
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Response from GreenUnicorn | Reviewed this property |
Admission was free. Check their website for hours.
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Sandra G
20 November 2016|
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Response from rencer2014 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the exhibits and the first portion of the nature trail is a wide pavement or wooden walkway. The rest of the nature trail is a wide dirt path. I would not reccomend that. If you want to experience Florida as it was... More
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