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James E Grey Preserve

Plathe Road, New Port Richey, FL
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Quiet park with a scenic boardwalk trail

James Grey is a hidden gem. Usually pretty quiet there. Gorgeous walk through nature, by the river... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
Brittany H
Enjoyed walking the boardwalk

Great morning to take a stroll on the boardwalk. Very peaceful and calming. We saw a manatee... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
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“kayak launch” (5 reviews)
“the river” (16 reviews)
“hidden gem” (5 reviews)
Plathe Road, New Port Richey, FL
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

James Grey is a hidden gem. Usually pretty quiet there. Gorgeous walk through nature, by the river. Also a small launch for canoes and kayaks.

Thank Brittany H
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Great morning to take a stroll on the boardwalk. Very peaceful and calming. We saw a manatee, ducks, turtles, and many squirrels. Nice park for younger kids and bathrooms were clean.

Thank dwilder21
Reviewed 16 April 2017

A beautiful morning to stroll through this "new to us" experience. Difficult to decide where to start, we just park our car and begin to walk. The trail was filled with lush vegetation and geckos in plenty. Our trail ended with a nice covered dock...More

Thank Mamatoon
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

My husband was bike riding near our house and found this little gem of a park. He told me about it so my daughter and I decided to go and get our walk in here. It was delightful. There is a really nice boardwalk that...More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The hidden jewel in the city, but it might as well be Shangri-La. I suggest you bring a kayak because the trip down the Cotee into the gulf is a bucket list item for sure.

Thank thepackardinstitute
Reviewed 4 March 2017

An easy boardwalk along the natural river bank gives glimpses of wildlife and flora. A large area away from the river has been developed for recreation and picnics. The very rough access road gets you in the mood for nature.

1  Thank Veggout
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Go in on the plathe road entrance and the kayak launch is down at the circle. Great drop in point to float down the park on the cotee river. You can paddle down to the end of the park and turn around an paddle back...More

1  Thank jackbI2847VF
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Very nice park that most of it is walking on a wooden pier. It's like your walking in a swamp jungle but is elevated. Very peaceful and easy walk. This is located on a residential rode and is located at the end.

Thank becky a
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We look for the turtles crossing the road when we drive in & out...so much fun for the kids to see.....playground is great for little ones.....Educational signs to read...nice relaxing place to walk around !!

1  Thank pattiemarie
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is a small park but mighty in terms of its wildlife, especially birds. We we surprised by how many of them we saw on a chilly December morning. Nice walk to the observation deck, not crowded, very peaceful, good information center with educational materials....More

Thank Darius S
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is the water brackish or freshwater
14 December 2016|
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Response from 5168pp | Reviewed this property |
We have seen manatee, dolphin, and alligator. The Cote river is navigable from the Gulf of Mexico to the Preserve so you might see all kinds of sea life.
dog friendly
17 July 2016|
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Response from Scottb70 |
I went down there today. Great LITTLE place but dogs are not allowed. Boardwalk is very shady and nice.