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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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Museum of natural culture really fun for kids and environmental enthusiasts

They are closed on Sunday. This is run pretty much by volunteers so check the schedule. It's a gigantic swath of land in the northeastern island region of St Pete dedicated to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

They are closed on Sunday. This is run pretty much by volunteers so check the schedule. It's a gigantic swath of land in the northeastern island region of St Pete dedicated to preservation. If you like to kayak they have rentals. The trails are extensive and the waters are teaming. There are boardwalks and a look-out tower. The kids could... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I been on the boardwalk seen some cool birds and the kayak trail spent hours on the trail and love all the learning In the center

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

On visiting the island during our move to St Pete. this area was so inviting! So we tried out the fishing, and was thrilled to have learnt about the species we could catch out here. Saw plenty of stingrays which left a feeling of awe seeing them jump out the water and even swimming past the pier. Great place to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is a wonderful park with a number of trails and boardwalks through mangroves to explore. There are also indoor exhibits that explain the preserve. Great place for families.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We lived on a canal that took us right by the Weedon Island Preserve when we took our boat out. Many many hours spent in the preserve over the years. GREAT dock, boat rentals, kayak rentals / tours... wonderful bird sanctuary and a hidden gem in Tampa Bay. Check it out.. you won't regret it.

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Tampa, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

For as long as I can remember (over 10 years), the Weedon Island preserve has been a family favorite for nature trails. You can walk the well maintained boardwalk through the mangroves, take the trail all the way to the observation tower, or visit the history museum. Weedon Island is stepped in history as local indians lived there quite some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The boardwalk makes easy walking/strolling/wheelchair use easy. The indoor exhibits are interesting and informative. Good way to learn and see Florida nature.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

My boyfriend and I visit here often, whether to just take a walk in the park (boardwalk area) or to go kayaking. This place is beautiful and very peaceful. I highly recommend kayaking here. One time that we went kayaking here, it was mating season for the stingrays, and the water is pretty shallow and clear, so we saw stingrays... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 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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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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