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Brooker Creek Preserve

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Address: 3940 Keystone Rd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34688-7820
Phone Number: +1 727-453-6800

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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Sunday afternoon

It was a lovely hike tho rather boring as compared to Chestnut and Starkey parks. The trails were well maintained and clean at the time of our visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Holli W
Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a lovely hike tho rather boring as compared to Chestnut and Starkey parks. The trails were well maintained and clean at the time of our visit.

Thank Holli W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found Brooker Creek Preserve and thought wow, great we can get a long hike in such a beautiful area. The welcome center is awesome, great for kids, very educational and entertaining. We started our hike on the Wilderness trail thinking we could do the longest hike but when we ran into another couple who stated that it got very... More 

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

A very serene place to take a short walk or a long hike. Very informative plaques along the paths and several viewpoints for bird watching.

Thank sv b
Southern NJ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We went to Brooker Preserve thinking we would get in a nice 4 mile walk/hike. There is no entrance fee, and parking is free. On the plus side, even though the nature center is closed on Tuesdays, nice clean bathrooms were still available. We went on the Wilderness Trail, which we discovered later was not listed as open. We bushwacked... More 

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Prattville, AL
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles 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) and saw the sign about no pets allowed. I'm sure it is a wonderful facility.... More 

Thank Douglas S
Tarpon Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We spent a lovely, relaxed day at Brooker Creek Preserve. It offers a taste of old Florida, nice walkways and many birds and tortoises to observe.

Thank sandrafkline
Dade City, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

wow!!! If you want a place to visit for a few hours or more and you want low cost this is it. This is a free park. No charge for parking. The road is paved and one way drive which is nice as if you go slow you can see wildlife on your way to the parking lot. We saw... More 

Thank RVER2008
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We like this park because the trails are easy to follow, partially raised above the marsh and partially on sand, so they're nice underfoot. Lots of shade. We went in June and saw gators along the sides of the stream within about 30 feet of where we were standing. The Education Center is really comfortable and uses very little electricity... More 

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Odessa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

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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