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Brooker Creek Preserve

3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
(727) 453-6800
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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... more » 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). « less
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Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Nice large and small dog park. Well kept. We have been bringing our dogs here for over a year. The park is also on Lake Tarpon. It would be great for having a family picnic or party. I also walk here regularly on the paved streets that run throughout the large park.

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Berkley, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Triad, NC
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

IF you see signs warning you of wet trails and you are not used to hiking in Florida, just be sure to clarify with the staff what that means. Sometimes it means it is more than muddy and you will be stepping through water that is several inches deep. Great park and free to visit. Highly recommend.

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New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

Depending on how much time you have and how mobile you are will determine how good this is for you. I was not able to walk all the trails so I missed out on any wildlife that might have been there. The boardwalk part did take me far enough to get the feeling of being in the bayou. They do... More

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Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

My daughter and I had a very good hike inside this park. We really enjoyed the wildlife in the park. We saw turtles, many species of birds, armadillos, and more on this particular trip. This park is located just east of tarpon springs. If you would like to see some of what Florida looked like before development this is a... More

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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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55 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

The boardwalks meander through marshlands filled with cypress and other water-loving plants. I am sure that there would be an abundance of wildlife along the boardwalks on a day that was warmer and not drizzling, but we enjoyed the beauty of the area anyway. The welcome center is really well stocked with educational materials and a nice little gift shop.... More

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Tampa, FL
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

My husband and I love to walk the trails. A bonus, our granddaughter loves it. My granddaughter and I saw a snake swim into the water, catch a tadpole and swim out of the water swallowing its lunch on her first visit. We have shared many enjoyable walks while she explores. We have seen armadillos, birds, fish, crickets, lizards, all... More

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Holiday, Florida, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

On a recent lovely day following Thanksgiving, we were looking for a place to walk off some of our dinner and decided to visit Brooker Creek Preserve. Despite living about 20 minutes away from the Preserve, neither my partner Jeff or I had ever visited. We could not have been more delighted with our choice to spend the afternoon walking... More

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Miami, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a place where you can relax and be with nature. Make sure you take plenty of Bug Spray because the bugs are pretty very persistent. This is a beautiful example of nature at its best. Get there early to see the true beauty of native Floridian animals. The trails are well marked and you are likely to see... More

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

My grandson LOVES this place! We usually like to go early morning when the dew is still on the spider webs and there are more animals to see. (alligators, deer, spiders, birds, frogs, and sometimes a snake). If you go later in the day, you should wear insect repellent. The trails are well marked and the boardwalks which take you... More

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