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Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park, New Port Richey

(4.5/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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  • We came here looking for a playground. We did find one, but it was old and my son quickly lost interest. The good thing was that we went for a walk through the woods and saw lots of wildlife. We saw s...  more »
  • We love the playground and trails! However, lately the playground had been blocked off, so my daughter is disappointed.  more »
  • Absolutely love this park. Great for a family outing. Walking, bycycling, picnics. Its quite large so finding your way around is a bit of a challenge.  more »
  • 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.