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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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Great outdoor place for kids

Our grandchildren were enrolled in Nature classes while visiting us and they enjoyed it immensely. We were also able to enjoy the park with them.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
St. Petersburg, Florida

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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920 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our grandchildren were enrolled in Nature classes while visiting us and they enjoyed it immensely. We were also able to enjoy the park with them.

Thank librarian73
Knoxville, Tennessee
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42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The tram ride is a "must do" activity when visiting Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. Even though I grew up in Florida I realize how little I know about the natural habitat of the area. Our guide, Christine, has a passion for nature, biology and wildlife that she is able to share in such a meaningful way with those taking the... More 

Thank Connie G
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Boyd Hill has a really neat nature center & offers parties & a variety of classes/lectures. The park is fairly large with some really long & drawn out trails. You dont have to walk all of them. The bird sanctuary is awesome! If youre doing the back 40 make sure you bring a water bottle, although they do have a... More 

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Clearwater, FL
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653 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a conference on St Pete Beach. We live in Clearwater. We stayed at the beach hotel and turned it into a mini vacation. Enjoyed the walking and the migrating birds. Volunteer led classes, what a cool little treasure this place is.

Thank jimvet1826
St. Petersburg, Florida
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39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This preserve is located along the shores of Lake Maggiore in southern St.Petersburg. Uncrowded and relaxing walk to see so much seabirds as well as hawks and some of their recovering birds.

Thank jeannejak
St. Petersburg, Florida
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41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A variety of ecological environments offer a varied nature experience. Alligators (don't feed - ha), turtles, many bird varieties add a lot to see. Also rent kyacks for a trip on the adjoining lake, an interesting rapture collection and an excellent, child friendly, exhibition and hands on area. Guided tours available.

Thank ARay44
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I saw signs for the Boyd Hill Nature Preserve on my morning run from a vacation rental in the neighborhood. But as I passed locked gate after locked gate I began to wonder if the wildlife was being preserved for me or from me. I finally discovered its for the paying customers, not walletless runners.

Thank OlEdW
Fowlerville mi
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34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This nice park within St. Petersburg is a great getaway to stroll and look for gators. We have been here a few times and really enjoy how easy it is to get to from Gulfport. While the park needs some work along the marsh walkways its easy to get to and a great place to enjoy the outdoors.

Thank kevandbecfromMI
St. Pete Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice well marked trails and a few boardwalks. Cold drinking water and shade areas along the trails.Always a lot of birds and some animals to see and photograph. Nice nature center with exhibitions and clean bathrooms. Free parking. Trail maps come with nominal entrance fee. Very nice staff.

Thank JBF794
Halethorpe, Maryland, United States
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit, especially the tram tour. Stephanie was super informative and friendly. The tour is so worth two bucks. Unfortunately didn't get to see too much wildlife because it was super windy today, but the raptors are way awesome. Great, friendly staff here. Well worth a visit!

Thank Allison H

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