Map of Brooker Creek Preserve
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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. Most of the natural portions of Brooker Creek were disturbed by former land-use practices; however, some splendid intact natural sections of the creek just south of the Florida Power Corporation power line still exist and eventually flow into the property’s vast riverine swamp.

Recreational Opportunities

Bird Watching

Environmental Education

Equestrian Use

  • 10 miles of equestrian trails available at Old Keystone Road entrance. Parking for horse trailers provided. Not open to buggies or carts.
  • Horse exercise trail located at walk-thru 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

  • Public hikes offered on Saturdays or through special arrangement with Pinellas County. For information, call (727) 453-6900.
  • 1.75-mile interpretive trail located off Lora Lane. Interpretive brochures available at environmental education center.


 


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

Brooker Creek Preserve, (727) 453-6800


Visit this Property

Street Address

3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
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Size

9,800 acres

Hours of Operation

Daily from sunrise to sunset unless otherwise posted on information kiosks at designated public entrances.

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Conservation Lands of Southwest Florida
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