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Weedon Island Preserve

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Address: 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Phone Number: 727-453-6500
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Canoeing, Kayaking, Hiking

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Mangrove Island: A REAL Florida Biome

Want to experience a real Florida biome? Try the Weedon Island, a tangle of mangroves holding an island together. There are also some low lying salt flat areas and a bit of pine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Want to experience a real Florida biome? Try the Weedon Island, a tangle of mangroves holding an island together. There are also some low lying salt flat areas and a bit of pine forest as well. Bring some water as it hot in the summer. I enjoyed the walking trails raised above and throughout the mangroves. I was able to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Unfortunately, my husband and I didn't do enough research before we trekked out to the Weedon Preserve. If we had, we would have found out that the Education Center is only open Thursday - Saturday from 9-4. Perhaps that would have enhanced our experience. We do love to hike and were looking forward to numerous walking trails. Well, there are... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This place is a gem! Great nature walks with tons of birds, fish jumping, lizards, turtles, spiders, and crabs. This place has it all! Fishing, hiking, kayaking, and bird watching. The nature center is a must to visit with kids. It explains everything about the area and how it was established. We highly recommend taking a kayak and enjoying the... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

This is the finest source of entertainment in Florida as it is outside and perfect. However it is a bit hot, more fun in a kayak or SUP, and bring a compass in case you get turned around.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

In addition to the boardwalks, fishing pier and mangroves, there is a wonderful education center. Lots of history on the island. Plan to stay a while. Kayaking the interior of the island is beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Would recommend making this a stop on your list of things to do. Very enjoyable walk through the paths and climbing to the top of the tower gave you a view of everything. Make sure you are up for walking and the steps to get to the top of the tower. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Enjoyed our visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The free museum here was a bonus. Very nice and interesting. Kayaking the mangroves is a great experience or you can hike the many trails. Lots of fun

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St. Petersburg, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Beautiful location to kayak or fish. No dogs allowed tho! :( A great place to see shore birds and get down and dirty with mangroves.

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Springfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I really enjoyed the boardwalk and the secluded vibe of the whole area. There seemed to be a good canoeing area for adventurous guests, but there were also a lot of trails for hikers and walkers. We spent a few hours here, but you could stay longer if you canoed or had a picnic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We woke up early for the free nature tour.... The weather was looking kind of sketchy, due to all the thunderstorms we've had lately, so the tour guide modified our walk. We saw lots of great things (birds, lizards, crabs) while learning about the history of the area and the island preserve. As always, it's Florida, bring the bug spray!

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