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Brooker Creek Preserve

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3940 Keystone Rd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34688-7820
+1 727-453-6800
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Strolling the Sanctuary

Whether you want creekside, swamp, flatwoods or uplands, this park has it all and then some. During... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
Kathryn B
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Lutz, Florida
A peaceful stroll with learning

The trails are very well maintained. The gift shop is cute and the staff is very nice. This... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Joe C
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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).
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  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice trails” (4 reviews)
“long hike” (3 reviews)
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3940 Keystone Rd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34688-7820
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"education center"
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"nice trails"
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"long hike"
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"insect repellent"
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"native animals"
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"miles of hiking trails"
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"peaceful walk"
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"gopher tortoises"
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"serene place"
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"minute movie"
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"bird watching"
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"great outdoors"
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"maintained trails"
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"dry season"
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Whether you want creekside, swamp, flatwoods or uplands, this park has it all and then some. During the couple of hours across each of these trails, I saw two people, deer, tortoises, and cockaded woodpeckers.

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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

The trails are very well maintained. The gift shop is cute and the staff is very nice. This park is a great free thing to do for an hour or half day adventure.

1  Thank Joe C
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a beautiful park that has nice walking trails. They have a main path that can be used for people who have wheelchairs. They provide maps with distance charts which is very nice. The path goes through a forest type area and is partially...More

3  Thank dontchange
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Long creek which drains from the well fields and water way to help to drain a great number of areas where people live and in the preserve there are a number of native animals to see but I know on my own prp[ertu sout of...More

1  Thank Paul L
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

At the northern end of Pinellas County, you can escape to Brooker Creek. Lots of trails, but many other activities too. We love the once/month Sat. book club, which is discussing FL history and authors right now.

Thank Gail M
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Interesting place. Gone there 4 times now - usuallyon our way to CB's orange farm (great spot on boy Scout Rd.) AS you drive in and park you start your walk. YOu can go to the centre and have a look around and then head...More

1  Thank 200boba
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Brooker Creek is a lost gem located in the outskirts of Tarpon Springs. Its off the beaten patch from the local tourist attractions. Brooker Creek spans 8700 acres and is the largest natural area located in Pinellas County. IT contains an Education Center which explains...More

2  Thank Anubus6
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Reviewed 2 July 2017 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

2  Thank Bratsch c
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

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.

1  Thank teamflames
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

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

1  Thank jzsi1844
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David H
8 February 2018|
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Response from Kathryn B | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are not allowed at Brooker Creek Preserve.
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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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