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Brooker Creek Preserve

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Great for a shaded walk

If you are in the Tarpon Springs area or travelling on I-75 on your way to or from Tampa, this is a... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2018
Orlando, Florida
Favorite little hiking spot so close to bome

A Hidden Gem!!! Beautiful nature all around--many times there are special events right here (in our... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Nancy N
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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
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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
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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
1  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
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!

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank langaha
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank CharG716
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!

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank lqueen6
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.

Date of experience: February 2018
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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.