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Brooker Creek Preserve

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Great Park For The Nature Experience and Numerous Hiking Trails...FREE But Donations Accepted!

This place is beautiful, peaceful and has numerous habitats with well marked hiking trails that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alan Z
Tampa, Florida

Very peaceful. We seen all kinds of animals. Alligators, tortoises. There are four or five... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2019
Tarpon Springs, Florida
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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...more
3940 Keystone Rd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34688-7820
+1 727-453-6800
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is beautiful, peaceful and has numerous habitats with well marked hiking trails that brings the whole experience of nature to you. There are forested wetlands, pine flatwoods, oak groves and a Cypress swamp at least in the summer rainy months that actually has...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Very peaceful. We seen all kinds of animals. Alligators, tortoises. There are four or five trails and a nature center with gift shop. Guided hikes and other programs

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank deedee459
Reviewed April 5, 2019

Well defined nature trails. Saw turtles and various birds, Hold various classes and presentation throughout the year. Also offer guided walking, hiking tours.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ana S
Reviewed March 1, 2019

Stayed in the area for 5 years and never knew of this preserve. The visitor centre is 15 years old but looks like it was built recently. Very clean and many interactive displays with sample animal skins and snake skins. Very well done and a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank alsupremo
Reviewed February 11, 2019

There are well-marked trails throughout this preserve and varied ecosystems to see. I was there for just about four hours and only saw two other people. It was peaceful and serene. Just beautiful!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sadiedust
Reviewed October 18, 2018

If you are in the Tarpon Springs area or travelling on I-75 on your way to or from Tampa, this is a place worth stopping. The facility, store and theatre are only open Thurs-Sun. The walking paths are worthwhile and open every day during daylight....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

Typical tourist area with shops, restaurants, bars, water view and souvenirs. Worth an afternoon trip. Fun

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ed A
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

A Hidden Gem!!! Beautiful nature all around--many times there are special events right here (in our own back yard)

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Nancy N
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Such a well funded and well run facility. An awesome nature center with a truly amazing short video presentation. Great people, well maintained trails, and breathtaking beauty through. What an amazing gem of an education center.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank I2432NFscottc
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

It was amazing because the museum was really educational and the trails were really long and sights were not your every day bird type sights the bird trail had a eagle nest in the distance my feet may have hurt but it was worth it

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank xandercamando
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February 7, 2018|
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Response from Kathryn B | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are not allowed at Brooker Creek Preserve.
Katie G
March 18, 2017|
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Response from kater523 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. I think you'll be okay. But some terrain isn't the smoothest.
richie b
February 21, 2017|
Response from GreenUnicorn | Reviewed this property |
Admission was free. Check their website for hours.