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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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Great walking trails

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Susan L
Odessa, Florida
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Odessa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 

1 Thank KateHat
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

A great place to go for hike and to explore the Florida outdoors. It is a short ride from Tampa and St Pete

1 Thank petraso1
Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful reserve. Great for getting in touch with nature. I went on many field trips there as a child. Love it so much!!!

1 Thank Molly D
Tarpon Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Pretty hiking trail with lots of great nature and water views. Perfect hikes for children or adults.

Thank Anne J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

I found this place when I checked on Trip Advisor for things to do and see in the Tarpon Springs area and am so glad that we went. My family of 5 all love nature and so we tend to look for state parks or preserves where we can enjoy the outdoors. Brooker Creek Preserve had by far the best... More 

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