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Weedon Island Preserve

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Address: 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Phone Number: 17274536500
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Weedon Island Preserve is an expansive 3,190-acre natural area located on...

Weedon Island Preserve is an expansive 3,190-acre natural area located on Tampa Bay. This coastal system, comprised of aquatic and upland ecosystems, is home to numerous species of native plants and animals, an educational facility and a rich cultural history. Indigenous peoples occupied this site for thousands of years. Today, the preserve protects this wide diversity of natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. Weedon Island Preserve is also a well-known birding and fishing site. Preserve Hours: Open daily, 7 a.m. to time posted (approximately 15 minutes before sunset). Daily closing time is posted at the entrance to the preserve. Weedon Island Preserve is closed on the day after Thanksgiving and Dec. 25. Center Hours: Open Thursday - Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Sunday-Wednesday, Closed all County Holidays

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Amazing little hidden gem...

Not far from it all, you'll find this hidden little gem... Amazing boardwalk through mangroves... Easy access for those with small children, and soecial needs.. YOU WILL SEE... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not far from it all, you'll find this hidden little gem... Amazing boardwalk through mangroves... Easy access for those with small children, and soecial needs.. YOU WILL SEE NATURE 100% GUARANTEED... great place for a family walk or picnic...or guys will score some points for bringing your special someone for a quiet walk.. Theres a special suprise at the end... More 

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Overland Park
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice hiking trails and boardwalks - the mangroves area kayaker's delight too. Spoonbill's, ibis, herons, egrets, pelicans and more Loved the boardwalk observation deck

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Leesburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Gorgeous multifaceted facility. The visitor's center has limited hours and days, while the rest of the park remains accessible. The facilities include restrooms, hiking trails, lookout towers, boardwalks, picnic areas, and a boat launch. The boat launch area was thoughtfully laid out save for one thing: trailer parking was nearly nonexistent. I ended up parking in the lot by the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went here and it was delightful. Not crowded at all. The area is well maintained and most of the trails were boardwalks through the marsh. We saw lots of birds, armadillo and gopher tortoise. We were able to get some good close up photos of the armadillo. The staff at the nature center were very friendly and were happy... More 

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Middletown, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Free access to lengthy walking trails, a significant portion of which are boardwalks. There were several ponds and estuaries with numerous birds, and several turtles and armadillos along the way

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Gulfport, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I liked the guided tour, he was very knowledgeable and the location and wildlife refreshed me. So glad Pinellas has done this!

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Thank Jim H
St. Pete Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A little difficult to find. The GPS misdirected me to other side of the lake. Nice nature center. Animal and bird life varies. Sometimes there is a lot to see; sometimes just a nice place to enjoy a walk.

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Thank JBF794
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Weedon is a wonderful place to kayak through man-made trenches, with mangrove overhangs. We had to disassemble our paddles to half size to be able to paddle without interference. No snakes visible on our round through the trail, which is not clearly marked. It's a long paddle and the end of our paddle back was across a long stretch of... More 

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Saint Petersburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Great place to take your children to learn about nature. Lots of awesome programs for children and adults. Well kept paths for wonderful relaxing walks to observe nature.

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Thank Marlene T
St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Must see canoe exhibit. The only saltwater canoe preserved of this size. Staff very friendly and informative. Great place for kids to explore hands-on nature exhibits.

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