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Address: 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
Phone Number: (727) 453-6800
Description: Brooker Creek Preserve is Pinellas County's largest natural area at nearly...
Brooker Creek Preserve is Pinellas County's largest natural area at nearly 8,500 acres. Boardwalks and trails (hiking and equestrian) are currently available for public use. Opens every day at 7:00 am and closes 30 minutes before sunset. The Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education, provides numerous interactive exhibits, nature store, and resource center. Open Wednesday from 9:00 am to 8:30 pm and Thursday - Sunday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (closed holidays).
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WONDERFUL NATURE IN THE 'BURBS!

Great place to enjoy nature without going far from civilization. Great opportunities for birdwatching and photos! Even a gator or two!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great place to enjoy nature without going far from civilization. Great opportunities for birdwatching and photos! Even a gator or two!

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Wilderness close to home. This park and education center is a lovely spot for a hike and/or picnic. It is in the nature preserve and trails have been naturally carved out. Maps are provided with distances and approximate times provided. Along the way notable vegetation and nearby wildlife is identified with unobtrusive signage. There is a learning center/library that is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We go there several times a year. They have education nature events. The place has great trails, and for a local park, the main building is out of this world with science....

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Deer,turkeys, raccoons,possums, rabbits,and coyote among the many animals you have the opportunity to see. Long boardwalks traversing the woodlands and marshy areas that allow you to get deep into the preserve without damaging the habitat or your body!!! It is well maintained but could use some additional funding to expand their exhibits and add some interactive displays to enhance the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

I have lived in this area for almost 20 years. I completely forgot about this place. It was almost as if it was someplace completely new I've been back 3 times in the past month and the nature is just beautiful. Its the same park but always a little different when you have the animals out. I will definitely be... More 

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

When it comes to viewing nature, there is nothing like a great nature preserve. Brooker Creek is certainly one of these. The park is very large with many hiking trails, an education center, bird watching area, and even a store for more information about anything nature. There is no charge for any of the activities. Some of the animals you... More 

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We have lived on the edge of the preserve for 16 years now and have been going since long before they opened they beautiful nature center. Great place to take the kids rain or shine, exhibits are informative and perfect for kids and adults alike. Trails are exactly what they should be, rugged and full of nature. Drive very slowly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Located due east from Tarpon Springs and not too far north of Clearwater, Brooker Creek provides a window into the Florida as it existed prior to invasive species (plant, animal and European). Trails and boardwalk take you to tranquil spots well worth visiting.

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This park became my favorite the instant I went the first time. It is quite large, a wonderful education center, I 've gone to it twice. There is much to learn, see and do at this fabulous park, with many walkways to explore a variety of types of ecosystems in Florida. As a nature photographer, it was a delight to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Been here a few times. Have seen deer, turkeys, armadillo, turtle. Wonderful areas to hike around. They offer many wonderful informative programs. It is free and you just can't find a nice place to commune with nature.

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Address: 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
Phone Number: (727) 453-6800
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tarpon Springs

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