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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, Outdoors
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, Outdoors
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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Stockton, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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Triad, NC
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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21 helpful votes 21 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
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
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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