Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park, New Port Richey

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Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Reviews
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  • October 2, 2017
    It's a very nice and quiet park. There are plenty of hiking and bike trails. Bike trails are paved and some of it is under a canopy of trees. There is tent camping and small cabin rental available.  more »
  • September 11, 2017
    Lots of men in parked cars the day I was there. Just a walk through wilderness, so nothing to do for me.  more »
  • August 29, 2017
    I have been here several times and really enjoy the long paved bike/walking trails. It is never crowded and there is a colony(?) of large gopher tortoises near the main entrance (they are usually out ...  more »
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  • June 29, 2017
    How to Get to the Main Trail: Each parking lot has its own little short trail through woodsy areas, the nicest one at parking lot 10. However, I've been meaning to find the actual hiking trail, and you actually have to park at the horse corral. There is a beautiful large clearing/lake surrounded by pine trees near the horse corral.
  • July 7, 2017
    This hidden gem has hiking, biking, and more. It's dog friendly. We had a small cookout on one of the grills they provide at the shelter, then took a stroll around the park! I am obsessed with turtles, and they have some big ones! Bathrooms were some of the cleanest park restrooms I have been in!
  • May 18, 2017
    The trails are quite long and do not have water accessible, so bring your own water. Trails go through dense shrubs and forests. There are separate trails for hiking and cycling. There is a historic area displaying remnants of the natives. The parking is very accessible and available.
  • June 26, 2017
    Nice park. Good camping spots. They need more activities for kids. The bike trail is nice
  • April 14, 2017
    This is a beautiful park. Best place around for picnics, cycling and walking your dog. They have great walking trails and plenty of picnic tables and charcoal grills. There is also a playground for children. There are covered pavilions that your can reserve for family get togethers or birthday parties.

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