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Brooker Creek Preserve

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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 Preserve

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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105 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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45 reviews 45 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
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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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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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53 attraction reviews
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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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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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