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Address: 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
Phone Number: (727) 453-6800
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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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Huge beautiful preserve!

Excellent place to walk or hike. Free. Clean restrooms. Clearly marked paths. Boardwalk paths and natural paths. Annual butterfly event very interesting. There is even a bird... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Marie A
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent place to walk or hike. Free. Clean restrooms. Clearly marked paths. Boardwalk paths and natural paths. Annual butterfly event very interesting. There is even a bird blind where you can watch the many migrating and local birds. Also hahorse trails. Occasionally offers classes. The wreath-making class at Christmas is good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This park is an excellent place to go for a long walk and view nature in the wild. Almost five (5) miles of hiking along two different trails are available for visitors to Brooker Creek Preserve. Unfortunately ,no dogs/pets are allowed. Both insect repellent and sunscreen are highly recommended. Some parts of the trails are not accessible after heavy rains.... More 

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Thank Fred H
Tarpon Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A short drive from Tarpon Springs you will find Brooker Creek Preserve.Well groomed hiking trails throughout the park. Very quiet with chances to see native wildlife.

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Thank JimCraig51
brooklyn
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This preserve is beautiful, but only about 1.5 miles is dry. The rest of the trails are muddy, even after a long spell of dry weather! So unless you are prepared with waterproof hiking boots, it's probably not worth the drive to this relatively remote location. (The nearby 1.75 mile Friends Trail is just OK.) If you decide to come... More 

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Thank jaybeeBrooklyn
St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The BF and I decided to do a leisurely walk in the woods. Ha! We didn't notice that at least two of the trails are described as crossing more than one channel of Brooker Creek. Yes, crossing by foot. No bridge, unless you make your own out of fallen limbs. We ended up having a great time, but we wish... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really nice park that is free to the public they have lots of hiking trails that are well maintained but if it rain a lot they can flood. There is also a education center that is just open certain days and there are also restrooms. There are park maps at the beginning of the trail be sure... More 

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Thank Colby C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

A hidden gem a must if in the area. The interpretation centre was very good for both adults and children. The short movie was excellent. A beautiful walk in the enchanted Forrest.

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Thank Dorothy M
Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Brooker Creek Preserve is a fab place to visit. It contains numerous trails and stops for nature watching. Located off a main road, it is easily accessible by car. The guides are well informed. The downside is that the tours are on the weekend and not available on weekdays.

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Thank evefrSI
Tampa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This park has been a favorite of our family for many many years. You can go time again and find new treasures each time you visit.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

You can make the walk in about 30 minutes. No dogs allowed unfortunately. The path is well constructed over gravel and sturdy wooden bridge. You'll see lots of florida wildlife and vegetation. We've seen armadillos on a few occasion. The bugs can be bad - so have bug spray just in case.

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