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.

Park Details

Street Address

3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
United States

Size
9800 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.

Recreation Opportunities

Recreation Term
Birding
Recreation Description
Recreation Term
Equestrian
Recreation Description
  • 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.
Recreation Term
Hiking
Recreation Description
  • 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.
Recreation Term
Other Activities
Recreation Description
Environmental Education

Additional Information

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

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