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Brooker Creek Preserve

Address: 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
Phone Number: (727) 453-6800
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Brooker Creek Preserve is Pinellas County's largest natural area at nearly 8,500 acres. Boardwalks...
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: 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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Clearwater, Florida
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288 reviews 288 reviews
90 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
24 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Beautiful park. Free.Drive through the country, then follow walkway to Educational Center. Hands-on exhibits for kids and a fun history movie for kids and adults. Look on the website for guided hike schedules.

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New Port Richey
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Brooker Creek Preserve has over 9000 acres in Pinellas County, FL, with lots of special activities Thursdays through the weekends. The Fall Wildflower Festival was great, with the butterfly screened in tent a really neat project. Lots of well-informed and friendly volunteers. Mosquito repellent is necessary most of the year because of the water and swamps near the trails. Very... More 

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Go team nature!! You all are amzing and you go above and beyond teaching my youth about the local eco system!

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Berkley, Michigan
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6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I recently visited from out of state and was so eager to check this park out. It hadn't rained in weeks yet the trail was completely flooded. We could maybe walk a mile at best into the forest only to be turned back on every trail. When I say flooded, it was a swamp, over ankle deep water on the... More 

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