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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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Loudon, New Hampshire
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67 reviews 67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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32 helpful votes 32 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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