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Brooker Creek Preserve

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3940 Keystone Rd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34688-7820
+1 727-453-6800
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Simply Breathtaking

Such a well funded and well run facility. An awesome nature center with a truly amazing short video... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2018
Scott C
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Amasing

It was amazing because the museum was really educational and the trails were really long and sights... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2018
xandercamando
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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 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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3940 Keystone Rd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34688-7820
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"education center"
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"maintained trails"
in 4 reviews
"gopher tortoises"
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"native animals"
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"miles of hiking trails"
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"mile loop"
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"dry season"
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"visitor center"
in 4 reviews
"great outdoors"
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"nature walk"
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"bring water"
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"bird watchers"
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"nature lovers"
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"pinellas county"
in 6 reviews
"nice walking trails"
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"central florida"
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"beautiful park"
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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.

Thank Scott C
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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

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Reviewed April 30, 2018

This is one of the few remaining natural areas in Pinellas County. It has lots of native wildlife, including birds, gopher tortoises, alligators, cottonmouths and other snakes, lizards, and frogs. Well worth preserving such a place from development!

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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

This is a few miles east of Tarpon Springs and a few miles north of Old Tampa Bay. I went at 4pm on a Friday during the dry season and there were just 5-6 cars in the parking lot. There is a short boardwalk over...More

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Reviewed April 13, 2018

My husband and I have lived in central Florida for six years and still found this preserve educational - as well as a relaxing experience. The site is pristine with many walking trails that are well marked. A trail map can be picked up at...More

Thank Char G
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Reviewed March 31, 2018

As I mentioned before, A preserve is made for Wildlfe to use & enjoy! It is NOT made only for people to visit!

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Reviewed March 12, 2018

This was a good place to experience the local fauna in a natural setting. The access was ADA friendly . The signage was informative and the trails were well maintained. worth the visit.

Thank Joe C
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

Brook Creek Preserve is a good example of a well thought out and maintained preserve. The map and trails are easy to follow and offer short or long walking opportunities. Also, there are informational placards on the trail. The views of the swamps, flatlands, etc....More

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Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

Excellent preserve with lots of birds and greenery. Beautifully quiet and peaceful. Got to see a wood stork and a eagles nest.

Thank Grant M
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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

This a great place to go for a quiet walk in the woods. We did not see much wildlife, but there is a pair of nesting bald eagles in the park (saw one bird in the nest). Bring binoculars because the nest is a good...More

Thank JStatler71
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David H
February 7, 2018|
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Response from Kathryn B | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are not allowed at Brooker Creek Preserve.
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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.
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richie b
February 21, 2017|
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Response from GreenUnicorn | Reviewed this property |
Admission was free. Check their website for hours.
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