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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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Enjoyable oasis in land of strip malls and development

This is a few miles east of Tarpon Springs and a few miles north of Old Tampa Bay. I went at 4pm on... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
WiTraveller608
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Good way to experience Old Florida

My husband and I have lived in central Florida for six years and still found this preserve... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Char G
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The Villages, Florida, United States
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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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“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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"gopher tortoise"
in 7 reviews
"long hike"
in 3 reviews
"native animals"
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"miles of hiking trails"
in 2 reviews
"peaceful walk"
in 2 reviews
"serene place"
in 2 reviews
"bird watching"
in 3 reviews
"great outdoors"
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"maintained trails"
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"dry season"
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"boardwalk area"
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"visitor center"
in 3 reviews
"welcome center"
in 3 reviews
"bring water"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful oasis"
in 2 reviews
"nature park"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a few miles east of Tarpon Springs and a few miles north of Old Tampa Bay. I went at 4pm on a Friday during the dry season and there were just 5-6 cars in the parking lot. There is a short boardwalk over...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have lived in central Florida for six years and still found this preserve educational - as well as a relaxing experience. The site is pristine with many walking trails that are well marked. A trail map can be picked up at...More

Thank Char G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As I mentioned before, A preserve is made for Wildlfe to use & enjoy! It is NOT made only for people to visit!

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

This was a good place to experience the local fauna in a natural setting. The access was ADA friendly . The signage was informative and the trails were well maintained. worth the visit.

Thank Joe C
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Brook Creek Preserve is a good example of a well thought out and maintained preserve. The map and trails are easy to follow and offer short or long walking opportunities. Also, there are informational placards on the trail. The views of the swamps, flatlands, etc....More

1  Thank Traveler2AM
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent preserve with lots of birds and greenery. Beautifully quiet and peaceful. Got to see a wood stork and a eagles nest.

Thank Grant M
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

This a great place to go for a quiet walk in the woods. We did not see much wildlife, but there is a pair of nesting bald eagles in the park (saw one bird in the nest). Bring binoculars because the nest is a good...More

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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.

Thank Kathryn B
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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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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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