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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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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Canoeing, Kayaking, Hiking

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Great Hiking & Kayaking

I visited this preserve last week and had a great time. The trails are easy to navigate and the lookout points are worth taking a trip to. The highlight of the day was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

The owner and employees at Sweetwater kayak rentals are so rude. Stay far away from them! Just horrible people

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I visited this preserve last week and had a great time. The trails are easy to navigate and the lookout points are worth taking a trip to. The highlight of the day was definitely kayaking through the mangrove tunnels. Unfortunately I was under time constraints, but the portion I went through was absolutely amazing. I highly recommend this to anyone... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We've not yet canoed the preserve but we've seen many who have and it looks like a great adventure. Birding along the boardwalks and an observation tower overlooks the Tampa Bay area. Visitor Center has very limited hours - that's the downside. If that's not open then there are no bathroom facilities.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Loved the boardwalk, great walking paths. Bird watching in the Spring and Fall is fantastic. Kayaking, rent or bring your own.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Mangrove forests are common along the shores of Florida, but they are very inaccessible. The mangroves grow their twisted roots over shallow water, creating a virtual barrier to access by either foot or boat. Visiting Weedon Island Preserve is an opportunity to comfortably experience being in the middle of a mangrove forest. There are thousands of feet of an excellent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Spent the day kayaking thru mangroves. You can rent "open" kayaks and the trail is marked, & you are given a map. About a 5 miles kayak trip. We all had ind kayaks, but my 20+yr son took me in a double. The mangroves are so thick, and some passages so narrow it's like shady tunnel Something I've never done... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The two main boardwalk loops were great nature walks that can be done with a wheelchair. The water overlooks and observation tower were nice features to be able to observe the natural features of the park.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Out intent was to kayak however, being a holiday weekend, it was more than crowded so my husband and I decided to venture along the hiking trails within the preserve. (We will return another time to kayak since the waterways and scenery are beautiful). There are observation platforms, lookout points and towers along the many trails. We didn't see a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

What a lovely place. beautiful grounds & lots of trails. So many things to see and do. Kayaking, boating and much more. A great for place everybody.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

A fun place to kayak or canoe in a safe environment. The nature center is well worth the visit. There is lots of walking if you want to get some exercise plus fishing all on the Tampa Bay.

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Additional Information about Weedon Island Preserve

Address: Address: 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Phone Number: 727-453-6500
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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