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Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park

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10500 Wilderness Pkwy, New Port Richey, FL 34655-0001
+1 352-796-7211
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Very nice.Quiet

It's a very nice and quiet park. There are plenty of hiking and bike trails. Bike trails are paved... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joseph T
New Port Richey, Florida
Nothing here

Lots of men in parked cars the day I was there. Just a walk through wilderness, so nothing to do... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Sandra F
Hudson, Florida
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“bike trail” (30 reviews)
“suncoast trail” (18 reviews)
“great place” (28 reviews)
10500 Wilderness Pkwy, New Port Richey, FL 34655-0001
+1 352-796-7211
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a very nice and quiet park. There are plenty of hiking and bike trails. Bike trails are paved and some of it is under a canopy of trees. There is tent camping and small cabin rental available.

Thank Joseph T
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Lots of men in parked cars the day I was there. Just a walk through wilderness, so nothing to do for me.

Thank Sandra F
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I have been here several times and really enjoy the long paved bike/walking trails. It is never crowded and there is a colony(?) of large gopher tortoises near the main entrance (they are usually out of their holes on a sunny day).

Thank Glenn R
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

It was fun riding the scooter with my wife through the park looking at all the beautiful scenery and just enjoying the ambience. We noticed a number of really great bike paths and or walking paths. A great way to get exercise and enjoy nature....More

Thank dhimber2
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Beautiful place, can walk in the woods, see the water, and theres a little beach just a beautiful place

Thank Tal L
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I moved here twelve years ago and found Starkey Park while looking for a place to do longer distances on a bicycle. I ride to the park, take off on the paved trail that leads to the Suncoast Trail, ride the Suncoast and then return...More

Thank xcntryrider
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Love this nature park. We hike the trails all fall and spring. Especially love to explore our own trails we find. There is a beautiful lake and remnants of a old homestead and camp. Also great for free camping, horse trails and off road biking....More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Always clean well-maintainedNice park for the kids to play inwe attended a birthday party there probably 20 adults for the kids. Plenty of room for the kids to run wild soccer games trying to baseball going to frisbee great times

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Great park clean lots of amenities fun things to do playground restrooms cabins tenting bike and hiking trails

Thank Edward B
Reviewed 11 June 2017

beautiful park. lots of birds and other wildlife to see . park ranger helpful , great trails. good place to let kids run off steam

Thank Kathleen S
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3 March 2017|
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Response from Robert Y | Reviewed this property |
The website has a phone number for the on sight office they can give you all the information you need regarding hammocks in the park. It is a great place to visit but be quick as they are building homes on parts of the park... More
Erin G
18 February 2017|
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Response from Colby C | Reviewed this property |
Yes off of 52 it is called sernova tract but is a different part of starkey park and there is no fee to enter at this entrance and there is parking there also. Hope this helps
3 January 2017|
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Response from ddc3512 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, no. This is one of those parks that have "park" in the name, but the only rentals are cabins and tent sites. There are some great hiking trails. There are a lot of points for wildlife viewing as well. If you... More