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About Brooker Creek Preserve

The Brooker Creek Preserve, managed by Pinellas County, is a valuable island of natural lands in an ever-increasing urban area. Pinellas County gave this property a special protection status and seeks to promote public awareness of the need to protect vital watersheds and natural areas in Florida. The property is a mixture of cypress and bottomland swamps, freshwater marshes and pine and oak hardwood forests.

Recreational Opportunities

Bird Watching

Environmental Education

Equestrian Use

  • 5 miles of equestrian trails available at Old Keystone Road entrance. Parking for horse trailers provided. Not open to buggies or carts.
  • 4 miles of horse exercise trail located at walk-through off Lora Lane for ride-in access by
    residents that live adjacent to the preserve. No parking area provided.
  • Riders are required to stay on marked trails.
  • Each rider must carry proof of horse’s current negative Coggins test.
  • Florida law requires equestrians under 16 to wear helmets.

Hiking

  • Four loop trails are located near the education center ranging from 0.7 miles – 4 miles.
  • Hikers are required to stay on marked trails.
  • Portions of the trails may hold water during certain times of year.
  • Scheduled guided hikes offered through education center.
  • 1.75-mile interpretive trail located off Lora Lane.


 


Access and Parking

  • Main entrance on south side of Keystone Road off CR 582.
  • Horseback riding entrance with parking is located off Old Keystone Road.
  • ADA access and facilities available.

Restrooms and Water

Restrooms and potable water are available at environmental education center.

Location

Northeast Pinellas County

Nearby Recreation Lands

For More Information

  • Education Center, (727) 453-6800
  • Parks and Conservation Resources, (727) 582-2100, PinellasCounty.org/Park


Visit this Property

Street Address

3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
(Google map)

Size

9,800 acres

Hours of Operation

  • Trails open daily from 7 a.m. to approximately one hour before sunset.
  • Trails by education center closed day after Thanksgiving and December 25.
  • Education center open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday–Saturday.
  • Closed all county holidays.

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