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Weedon Island Preserve

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great boardwalk

The preserve is a great place for a picnic lunch and walk on the 2 boardwalks. There are also many... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Knoxville, Tennessee
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Wow! This nature center offers some of the best displays ever describing what happens in nature... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chatham, Massachusetts
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Weedon Island Preserve is a 3,190-acre natural area located on Tampa Bay. This coastal ecosystem is home to native plants and animals, an educational facility, and a rich cultural history. Indigenous peoples occupied this site for thousands of...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1800 Weedon Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33702-2770
+1 727-453-6500
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The preserve is a great place for a picnic lunch and walk on the 2 boardwalks. There are also many hiking trails, but the boardwalks were perfect for my dad's mobility scooter. One walk leads to Tampa Bay and one leads to Riveria Bay with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! This nature center offers some of the best displays ever describing what happens in nature and human impact. The exhibits are interactive, colorful, fun, detailed, informative for all ages and .........free! We highly encourage donations to help support this fantastic state run center. Not...More

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

This was a nice quick way to kill a few hours with the kids. The trails are well marked and the boardwalk was pretty cool. Saw some birds and fishes from the boardwalk outlook also!

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank GengL18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This park covers many acres of land and water. We could see why it is popular for the rental watercraft patrons. We went on a cold January day. Park trails have very little shade. We saw hundreds of birds, tens of fiddler crabs, a dozen...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Bob19512014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by the Weedon Island Preserve park after a day visiting St. Petersburg. The park features extensive paved, unpaved, and boardwalk trails through mangrove swamps. There are lovely turnoffs to quiet open water areas where wading birds lurk. There is also a viewing tower which...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank michaelrM5717MD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best wilderness area around the peninsula. Lots of trails for various levels of activity. Lookout towers. Picnic area. Canoe launch. Kayak/ Paddleboard rentals. Fishing pier. The interpretive centre is amazingly complete in depth, both historically and environmentally. It even has a forty foot long...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank 2purple
Reviewed January 6, 2019

Walking trails, look out towers, education center with kids activities, free parking. This preserve is not pet friendly so leave the fur babies at home. This is a wonderful opportunity to see Florida nature. Bring a picnic lunch.

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank abchris64
Reviewed December 19, 2018

We went on a cloudy and drizzly day. Pretty much had the whole preserve to ourselves. It is very accessible and helped us understand the natural environment. After being in the city of St Pete's for 2 days, this was very refreshing.

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank vcoyle3
Reviewed December 10, 2018

This place is very cool. Can do some nice walking through an area that almost makes you feel you are not in Florida. They have a tower you can climb and look for miles. Has some very nice educational area inside. You could take a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank smoc1313
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

I grew up very near Weedon Island and it has always held a quiet mystery for me. The fishing around the island is some of the best in Florida for Snook, Redfish and Speckled Sea Trout (@nativesportsfishing.com). In the 1940’s a few Tarzan movies were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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January 8, 2019|
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Response from WeedonIslandPreserve | Property representative |
Hi, Sweetwater Kayaks is our partner on-site that provides single or double kayak, canoe or stand up paddleboard rentals, and they also do provide tours at Weedon Island Preserve. Reservations for rentals, tours, and other... More
Andrea A
July 25, 2018|
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Response from 752ruthy | Reviewed this property |
My kids kayak there a lot. The markers have been updated. Not sure about inflatable as they could get snagged. There is a nice put in area just past visitors center. There is also a kayak rental place there. Check tide... More
July 6, 2018|
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Response from 752ruthy | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Nice put in area. There are even rest rooms. keep on going past entrance to Weedon Isle visitor center.