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Brooker Creek Preserve

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Address: 3940 Keystone Rd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34688-7820
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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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Old Time Florida at its Best!

IF you ever wondered what Florida was like before people got here, this is a great place to give you a taste of that era! The nature walks take you through the different Florida... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Jean C
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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

IF you ever wondered what Florida was like before people got here, this is a great place to give you a taste of that era! The nature walks take you through the different Florida ecosystems and are best early morning or later afternoon for viewing wildlife. The education center is beautifully designed by award winning architect Ed Hoffman and the... More 

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New Port Richey, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

wonderful park great wildlife, beautiful on lake tarpon boardwalk through the the swamp is awesome. Peaceful place

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great experience not only for children of all ages but for adults wishing to reclaim a moment with nature. The nature trail is designed for short and long walks. But whatever length walk you choose to take you will encounter the wild birds and water species living in the preserve. Great photo opportunities!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing place! The preserve is beautiful and untouched. The trails are clearly marked and easy to walk. Good washroom and parking facilities. Plan to spend time here, enjoying all it has to offer.

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although I had lived in the area for years, I had never visited until a friend told me how nice the trails were and how many birds she saw there. It does have nice trails and I saw an abundance of birds and butterflies. It's a great place to visit during fall, winter and spring.

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Land O Lakes, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing and well laid out park. There is a nature educational center that is good for kids. The hiking trails were well maintain with points of interests that are clearly marked. We did a small loop that took us about an hour to complete. There are events that are held at the park that may be of interest... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 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.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

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.

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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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