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Sawgrass Lake Park

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great place to relax and see wildlife

you don't expect to find wildlife in the middle of a large city, but here is such a place. We took... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
St. Petersburg, Florida
A hidden treasure in plain sight

We were surprised to find this hidden and free wildlife oasis in the middle of bustling St Pete. A... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kevin J
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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7400 25th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702-5630
+1 727-217-7256
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Reviewed 3 days ago

you don't expect to find wildlife in the middle of a large city, but here is such a place. We took our grandson here and we saw several alligators big and small. He was very impressed

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DaleK800
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were surprised to find this hidden and free wildlife oasis in the middle of bustling St Pete. A real gem with nice shaded boardwalks and an observation tower. During the couple of hours we were there we saw four small and one large alligator,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our visitors to see the wildlife. Today we saw three small alligators and a snake plus the usual bird life for Florida. There is plenty of parking and public toilets. Also a small display of animals found in the area. Since we were...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Christine M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this conservation park. It has wonderful trails and boardwalks to walk on. There were aligators, turtles and lots of different birds to observe. The boardwalks are very well made and in excellent shape. Overall it's a fabulous place to walk and being...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sue C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice shaded boardwalks. Great for those looking for flat even paths to walk in nature. Good parking. Easy to access.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank blkeho01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The park is an oasis of plants and local birds, lizards and crocodiles that makes for a fantastic place for an afternoon. Picnic areas are available and the boardwalk is fantastic. It isn't far off the beaten track. Well worth it.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KevinA206
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the park. There are trails with wooden boardwalks that go along the water, across some bridges and through some wooded areas. We saw many birds, a small snake, and a small alligator. There is an observation tower and several covered areas with benches....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 615ronaldc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with a friend who has lived in St. Pete for years. Plenty of easy to walk wooden boardwalk trails. Wildlife galore! Exotic fish in the streams. Alligator look outs. A must see. Try a picnic.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rdbjr2016
Reviewed February 14, 2019

This free park is a real gem. We were on our way back to Tampa after a week in Florida and had some time to kill. After seeing the great reviews we stopped here for an hour or so. Most of the paths are boardwalks...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Fondue4two
Reviewed February 14, 2019

Great nature trails, lots of alligators and tropical birds. Just off interstate 275, minutes from downtown St Petersburg

Date of experience: September 2018
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Holly J
July 11, 2018|
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Response from plumbeatrice | Reviewed this property |
Yes, most of the park is stroller friendly! We see parents with strollers all the time.
January 13, 2018|
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Response from Michael B | Reviewed this property |
This is a good time of year to say that it is pretty safe that you won;t see snakes, They are likely underground because of the cold.