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Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

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Address: 1101 Country Club Way South, St. Petersburg, FL 33706
Phone Number: (727) 893-7326
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Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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A beautiful way to experience nature in the middle of St Pete. There is a small fee but it goes towards a good cause. Wonderful trails for hiking, playground for kids, plenty of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A beautiful way to experience nature in the middle of St Pete. There is a small fee but it goes towards a good cause. Wonderful trails for hiking, playground for kids, plenty of wildlife to be viewed plus plenty of family friendly activities. There are several programs to take advantage of such as camps, canoeing or parents night out. Definitely... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

There's camping, an estuary for native flight birds, a small museum, alligators, gopher tortoises, a guided tram and a well maintained preserve here. Many local volunteers maintain the grounds and it shows. Best of all, it's a 5 minute drive south of downtown on Lake Maggorie (the largest lake in the area). My daughter takes nature classes at Boyd Hill... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I have been coming to Boyd Hill since I was a child. This park is a must visit for nature lovers. There is a bird rehab facility on site. The hiking trails are very nice and some are handicap accessible. There is a nature center with children's activities. The park offers night hikes, bird watching tours, and more. I have... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

A small fee of a few dollars gives you an opportunity to walk easy trails. You will see lots of birds, water and native Florida plants and trees. There is a boardwalk, some bridges and trails of various lengths to satisfy what ever time you want to spend there. There are a few water stations to refill your water bottle.... More 

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Anderson, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Booked Our Visit With Doo's Amazing Tours and the guide Jon was great and it was small price to be picked up at the hotel given bikes to ride and supplied us with plenty of cold water and educated us along the way this preserve has a lot to offer there where school field trips all kinds of rescue Birds... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Small park and museum with birds and many nature based activities. Lovely area. Many yearly events and learning experiences for both children and adults.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

They have several different types of raptors in cages, including an American eagle and a hoot owl. We saw baby gators and a ten foot alligator sunning himself right outside the park. You can walk or ride, too. Very well worth the small fee.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Great wildlife and wildflower options any time of the year. Good for birding. Get a membership; it pays for itself because you'll go back even in the hotter months - plenty of canopy along some walks.

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Rapid City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I grew up in Florida and used to go to this place when I was a kid. It was called "Nature Trail" back then and wasn't nearly as formal of a preserve as it is now. We used local coupons and the total cost for two adults and a kid was about $15. They only have one "tour" tram that... More 

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

It's true, an award winning park. This park offers bird watching and tours, hiking, nature education, and most importantly a peaceful adventure around Lake Maggiore. Tram tours. This is part of the Florida Great Birding trail. A must visit.

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Additional Information about Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

Address: 1101 Country Club Way South, St. Petersburg, FL 33706
Phone Number: (727) 893-7326
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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