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Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

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Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

381 Reviews
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1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg, FL 33705-4657
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St. Petersburg Jungle Prada Site History Tour

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The Jungle Prada Site Tour explores the last 1,000 years of Florida history at one of most important historical landmarks in Tampa Bay. Jungle Prada was the site of a Tocobaga Indian village for over 600 years, and it is generally recognized as the 1528 landing place of Panfilo de Narvaez and Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca. Discover one the best-preserved American Indian mounds in all of Florida on this 75-minute guided historical walking adventure. We will escort you to the top of the private Anderson/Narvaez mound, a 900-foot-long, 25-foot-high shell midden. This family-owned property also boasts a 3-acre, Florida-friendly waterfront garden, a small museum with archaeological artifacts from the site, and dozens of free-roaming peacocks. The tour is full of fantastic story telling. It's an immersive historical and botanical experience that should not be missed. Reservations and facemasks are required. Tours are limited to a maximum of 10 people.
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RJWhiteSoxfan wrote a review Jan 6
Tampa, Florida224 contributions80 helpful votes
We love hiking at Boyd Hill. You can see alligators, gopher tortoise and all kinds of birds. It is never crowded and a great place to get exercise
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Date of experience: January 2021
Sarah M wrote a review Oct 2020
Owensboro, Kentucky148 contributions16 helpful votes
Enjoyed an overcast day exploring this nature preserve. The trails are well labeled and we had a terrific time spotting gators in the wild!
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Date of experience: September 2020
Alex E wrote a review May 2020
22 contributions6 helpful votes
Make a loop from the trails and see gators, heron, osprey, turtles, tortoises, raccoons, perhaps a snake or two...and few people (except on weekends).
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Date of experience: May 2020
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DiverDiana wrote a review Apr 2020
Florida13 contributions7 helpful votes
My husband and I are members of Boyd Hill so we make the most of it by visiting several times per week. The closer you look the more you will see. From amazing macro photography opportunities to repeated sightings of hawks and eagles. We’ve seen mother gators brood eggs and raise babies. Today was a real high point as we watched two otters play in a muddy creek and catch several fish. At the end of your hike you can take a break to visit the rescued raptors exhibit!
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Date of experience: April 2020
Gail125S wrote a review Apr 2020
Philadelphia, PA16 contributions1 helpful vote
Great way to get out of the city and have a nice walk in nature though I'm thinking it could be an oppressively hot walk in warmer months so be sure to bring water. We saw several gators and lots of birds. Happened upon some biology interns cataloging a turtle. If you prefer not to walk there is a guided tour (I think it seated 6-8 people) and the guide appeared to be very knowledgeable.
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Date of experience: February 2020