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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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One of my favorite Nature preserves

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Ottawa, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Clearwater, Florida
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362 reviews 362 reviews
112 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
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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Largo, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

A visit to this nature preserve is one of the best ways to get a close look at natural Florida up close and personal. Six different trails and paths combine to form 4 levels of hiking -- the perfect level for your experience and physical capabilities -- everything from paved/elevated paths suitable for strollers, scooters and wheelchairs that take under... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This handicapped accessible, all age friendly preserve has lots to offer if you can find it tucked away. It can be a bit boggy after the rains but the board walks keep you dry. The critters are all around you in their natural habitat, from the tree tops to the creeks. Wait quietly and you will see the otters playing... More 

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Loudon, New Hampshire
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76 reviews 76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We attended a night hike here, it was enjoyable and informative. We also hike in the day time, some paths are wet due to rains earlier in the year. Worth a visit and really worth looking at all the free sessions they hold at the park (for a donation if possible). Looking forward to a bat talk this January.

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Tampa, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This is where you will catch a glimpse of real Florida. Take a nature walk, hang out in the pavilion and do some bird spotting, watch the armadillos saunter through the woods. It's awesome.

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Stockton, New Jersey
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97 reviews 97 reviews
54 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is probably the nicest natural areas that I have been to in Florida. It's no wonder they have so many volunteers. Who wouldn't want to spend a day in this gorgeous setting. You enter on a boardwalk in which one way goes to the welcome center and other buildings for educational activities or you can go the other way... More 

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