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Brooker Creek Preserve

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Address: 3940 Keystone Rd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34688-7820
Phone Number: (727) 453-6800

Brooker Creek Preserve is Pinellas County's largest natural area at nearly...

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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We spent a lovely, relaxed day at Brooker Creek Preserve. It offers a taste of old Florida, nice walkways and many birds and tortoises to observe.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Tarpon Springs, Florida
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Prattville, AL
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I called and asked if pets were allowed. Left a message asking for a callback. Did not get a call, so we went with our dogs (we are traveling with 2 small dogs and can only engage in activities that allow us to take them) and saw the sign about no pets allowed. I'm sure it is a wonderful facility.... More 

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a lovely, relaxed day at Brooker Creek Preserve. It offers a taste of old Florida, nice walkways and many birds and tortoises to observe.

Thank sandrafkline
Dade City, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

wow!!! If you want a place to visit for a few hours or more and you want low cost this is it. This is a free park. No charge for parking. The road is paved and one way drive which is nice as if you go slow you can see wildlife on your way to the parking lot. We saw... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

We like this park because the trails are easy to follow, partially raised above the marsh and partially on sand, so they're nice underfoot. Lots of shade. We went in June and saw gators along the sides of the stream within about 30 feet of where we were standing. The Education Center is really comfortable and uses very little electricity... More 

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Odessa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

They have a great education center and gift shop but the walking trails are great. It is such a peaceful walk on well marked trails.

Thank Susan L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

My family loves going there. It's great for hiking and the nature center and store are great. Restroom facilities are clean and food and water are available. Great parking.

Thank Barbara S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Didn't get to see to much since it was so so hot that day. Beautiful park. They were having a talk about snakes when we were there, but it wasn't geared towards to 4 yr olds so instead we walked around. Beautiful trails. A free must to see.

Thank Hildy N
Tarpon Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

This park concentrates on teaching you all about Florida's ecosystem. There is an education center, a trail with interactive stations, and observation points. If you Geocache, there is a multi cache that you cannot miss.

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

It was nice that they had a couple of trail options. I believe the longest was about 4 miles round trip. It was also nice that they had bathrooms and trash cans available on the boardwalk (the start of the trail) and plenty of parking. Unfortunately there wasn't much to see on the trails. Packing list: water, sunblock, bug spray,... More 

Thank Mailoha
Florida, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

I used to bring my grand daughter here when she was little. She loved the exhibit and small film areas. The same exhibits are still in use however, they are in need of repair or replacing. Some of the handles are broken on interactive exhibits. They need to have some things for very small children to do as well. I... More 

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