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Brooker Creek Preserve

#6 of 42 things to do in Tarpon Springs Features Animals
3940 Keystone Rd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34688-7820
+1 727-453-6800
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choose - a short or long walk

Interesting place. Gone there 4 times now - usuallyon our way to CB's orange farm (great spot on... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Tarpon Springs, Florida
Brooker Creek is a lost GEM!!!

Brooker Creek is a lost gem located in the outskirts of Tarpon Springs. Its off the beaten patch... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Palm Harbor, 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 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).
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“long hike” (3 reviews)
3940 Keystone Rd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34688-7820
+1 727-453-6800
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Interesting place. Gone there 4 times now - usuallyon our way to CB's orange farm (great spot on boy Scout Rd.) AS you drive in and park you start your walk. YOu can go to the centre and have a look around and then head...More

1  Thank 200boba
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brooker Creek is a lost gem located in the outskirts of Tarpon Springs. Its off the beaten patch from the local tourist attractions. Brooker Creek spans 8700 acres and is the largest natural area located in Pinellas County. IT contains an Education Center which explains...More

1  Thank Anubus6
Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

We went today to hike the 4 mile trail but after a mile we noticed that it was going to be impossible...the trails were open however with a lot of stuck water from the rain which means a loooot of mosquitos after trying 2 different...More

2  Thank Bratsch c
Reviewed June 22, 2017

Great park with easy trails and a variety of flora styles. We didn't see much in the way of fauna but it was a super relaxing off the beaten path place and was free entry. Take the time to take a walk.

1  Thank teamflames
Reviewed June 21, 2017

We always tell the kids to look around because "We always see at least one tortoise on the way in." We keep going back to Brooker Creek because we live pretty close and almost always see a big alligator and at least one tortoise (sometimes...More

1  Thank jzsi1844
Reviewed May 29, 2017

This has to be one of the nicest county parks anywhere. Good parking areas. A boardwalk over to the park educational center. Modern clean inside restrooms, Over 4 miles of easy to walk trails thoroughly marked through forested wetlands and pine woods. The preserve is...More

3  Thank Alan Z
Reviewed April 29, 2017

Start by visiting the educational center to learn about the walks that are available for plants and trees or photo and birds. The history of the preserve and what to see. A lot to enjoy and most are free

1  Thank Donald G
Reviewed April 15, 2017

Very attractive. Very nice walking paths that are wide and very level (for those who might not have the most stable legs). A great walk in the woods. Informative nature center.

2  Thank Brudog40
Reviewed March 30, 2017

We absolutely love this park . Their trails are beautiful with a lot of wildlife scattering around.. The rainy season gets a little muddy but still worth the hike.. They also have a lot of nature programs for children aswell..

3  Thank Dan M
Reviewed March 22, 2017

Brooker Creek Preserve is a hidden gem off of Tarpon Springs road. If you have not had a chance to explore the trails and educational center then you should definitely stop by. They have a lot of guided hikes and even night hikes so be...More

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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.
richie b
February 21, 2017|
Response from GreenUnicorn | Reviewed this property |
Admission was free. Check their website for hours.
Sandra G
November 19, 2016|
Response from rencer2014 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the exhibits and the first portion of the nature trail is a wide pavement or wooden walkway. The rest of the nature trail is a wide dirt path. I would not reccomend that. If you want to experience Florida as it was... More