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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 4 weeks ago
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 2 October 2018
Nancy N
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  • Average8%
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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
+1 727-453-6800
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 October 2008

I would come here more often if it were closer to my house. There is a maze of trails to walk and plenty of wildlife to see. I have spotted deer, armadillo, rattlesnakes, tortoises, woodpeckers, birds of prey, alligators, and thousands of Golden Orb Weavers...More

10  Thank EclecticNature
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

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)...More

5  Thank Douglas S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Typical tourist area with shops, restaurants, bars, water view and souvenirs. Worth an afternoon trip. Fun

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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

A Hidden Gem!!! Beautiful nature all around--many times there are special events right here (in our own back yard)

1  Thank Nancy N
Reviewed 7 July 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.

1  Thank I2432NFscottc
Reviewed 28 June 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

1  Thank xandercamando
Reviewed 30 April 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!

1  Thank langaha
Reviewed 20 April 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

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Reviewed 13 April 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

Thank Char G
Reviewed 31 March 2018

As I mentioned before, A preserve is made for Wildlfe to use & enjoy! It is NOT made only for people to visit!

2  Thank lqueen6
Reviewed 12 March 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.

1  Thank Joe C
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7 February 2018|
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Response from Kathryn B | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are not allowed at Brooker Creek Preserve.
Katie G
18 March 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
21 February 2017|
Response from GreenUnicorn | Reviewed this property |
Admission was free. Check their website for hours.