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Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park, New Port Richey

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  • Looking for large campsite close to Tampa for some tent or cabin camping the park is beautiful and lots to see and do bring your bike and adventurous heart and the staff/ranger is the sweetest guy you...  more »
  • FYI, Pasco County Commissioners are trying to build a road through the Preserve which will cut off access to the JB Starkey Preserve. Please contact Pasco County to help stop this.  more »
  • Wow what a breath of fresh air. It is so peaceful and CLEAN... we went just to walk but ended up returning to have a picnic. The wildlife around is so beautiful. The bathrooms are clean and everything...  more »
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  • Great wilderness preserve. Abundant in wildlife! We spotted Great Horned Owls, I uploaded the image to the map. Also, a few Barred Owl and Common Night Hawks, Sherman's Fox Squirrel, American Alligator, Water Moccasin, Dusky Pygmy Rattlesnake, a Bobcat, baby Armadillo, White-Tailed Deer, a bunch of Turtoise, & Rabbits. Also heard a gang of Coyotes howling at dusk. Can't go wrong with biking, hiking, and enjoying what nature has to offer. Love this park.
  • Camped here with the family. Twice. Perfect for if you have small children there's a playground and the cabins and beds make it very convenient compared to tent camping. The cabins had a table and chairs and an exhaust fan and 2 outlets. Recommend it to anyone. Affordable.
  • Very nice park just north of Hillsborough county in Pasco county. It accessible by paved bike trail from the East (via Suncoast trail) that leads directly to the main area of the park. The park has paved trails and wooded hiking and now mountain bike trails as well. There are restroom facilities and drinkable water fountains (not cooled). There are also primitive camping sites within the park boundaries as well. This is a nice park not too far from the heart of Tampa. A nice place to spend a day at.
  • Wonderful park quite and a great place to walk yourself kids or dogs really really really big really!!! Watch out for sand spurs in the summer
  • Bicyclist's paradise, with a long paved trail completely away from other development. Ride and see no motor vehicles or buildings (except a park building) but there is drinking water and nature of all kinds, and even a primitive camping area that's right off the bike trail. The long-distance riders can hit the Suncoast, and ride many miles in either direction with few traffic crossings.