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Weedon Island Preserve

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Open Now: 07:00 - 19:00
Open today: 07:00 - 19:00
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Fantastic boardwalks and scenery

This place is absolutely fantastic for a great hike. The boardwalk are well maintained and perfect... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Attica, New York
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Great hidden Gem

Terrific kayaking and easy in/out with the kayak. Hiking is wonderful . There is an educational... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Abadar E
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Weedon Island Preserve is a 3,190-acre natural area located on Tampa Bay. This coastal ecosystem is home to native plants and animals, an educational facility, and a rich cultural history. Indigenous peoples occupied this site for thousands of...more
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1800 Weedon Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33702-2770
+1 727-453-6500
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is absolutely fantastic for a great hike. The boardwalk are well maintained and perfect to get through all the groves.

Thank petzy25
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Terrific kayaking and easy in/out with the kayak. Hiking is wonderful . There is an educational center too! Such a hidden gem.

Thank Abadar E
Reviewed 3 July 2018

kayaks and boards for rent. Enjoy navigating the crab filled mangroves or just paddle around and enjoy the dolphins and manatee in the waters or the abundant species of birds overhead.

Thank Dennis T
Reviewed 24 June 2018

If you like or love nature try hiking through this park. Bring water with you it does get hot. I have a group of kids I bring every year and they all love it. The folks there are very friendly and helpful. I hiking isn't...More

Thank runway321
Reviewed 5 June 2018

We live nearby and go often. Its a beautiful area filled with a lot of wildlife. And a great place to kayak!

Thank elrintoul
Reviewed 29 May 2018

We did a kayaking trip,and it was fantastic. We did it through Sweetwater Kayaks and rented a tandem for the half-day (4hrs) for 56$- not bad split by two people. Kayaking though the mangroves was a super unique, fun way to see them. We saw...More

Thank Leigh Ann S
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Surrounded by the most densly populated county in Florida and Tampa across the bay. Pinellas County is built out to the max. Sure we have the #1 beach in the USA but it is full of luxury resort hotels and condos. Weedon island preserve is...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Upon arrival there is a large parking lot with plenty of spaces and it is free parking and free to enter! There is a welcome center type of building but it didn't appear open so we didn't go in but there were restrooms there that...More

Thank Luv2TravelNEGirl
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Hey this is a great place and the paths and views are just incredible. We enjoyed watching the mullet jump in the marsh lakes. Watch your kids though. We had a rattlesnake cross the path in front of us.

Thank gewyant
Reviewed 17 April 2018

If you like a good hike over the water then you'll like this place. It has about three miles of walkways through the mangroves. You will probably see lots of mullet jumping, lots of wading birds and tons of "no seeums". So bring bug repellant....More

Thank Ken C
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Andrea A
25 July 2018|
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Response from Ruth Y | Reviewed this property |
My kids kayak there a lot. The markers have been updated. Not sure about inflatable as they could get snagged. There is a nice put in area just past visitors center. There is also a kayak rental place there. Check tide... More
6 July 2018|
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Response from Ruth Y | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Nice put in area. There are even rest rooms. keep on going past entrance to Weedon Isle visitor center.
Colby C
29 June 2016|
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Response from WeedonIslandPreserve | Property representative |
Thanks for your question. When paddling, you want at least a 1.1 foot tide to make it through the tunnels without having to drag your vessel. Anywhere above about a 2.5 foot tide becomes difficult as well because you're... More