Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, St. Petersburg

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  • A place of real Florida nature convenient to downtown. Take a walk, take a class or take the tour. All are very enjoyable and with folks interested in expanding your appreciation of the nature about y...  more »
  • A great place to visit for long casual nature walks. When our children where younger we often enrolled them in their hands on nature summer programs. Have been here to take family pictures as well.  more »
  • Don't miss this park. A great example of the real Florida wilderness in the middle of our beautiful city..The meandering walk passes waterfront, scrub palms, & small ponds.Lots of wildlife, bring bino...  more »
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  • Even though there is a small fee of $3 per person to enter beyond the entrance buildings, it is well worth it. The trails lead to beautiful nature and there is a high probability that you will see an alligator(I saw one just before entering the park, though none afterwards). This park is great for kids too, with there being a large playground and an educational center. Walking the entire length of all the trails is well worth it, and you will get to see rare Florida sand scrub habitat, maple swamp, and lots of pines. There is sometimes a serious gnat cloud problem, though.
  • Now this place is without a doubt Saint Pete's hidden jewel. I've lived here for 13 years and didn't ever know about this beautiful park until a couple months ago so I decided to go with one of my adventure buds and we had a great time exploring the many trails. Just beware of the ant mounds they are an invasive species from South America and they will wreck your day.
  • Boyd Hill is a beautiful property. The trails are nice and clear, though not marked. The shower water was warm. The toilets flush. The cabins are sufficient. My biggest concern is the cleanliness of the buildings, but it's camp.. ;-)
  • Lovely place for a walk or run. So glad that the city helps to keep this place available to the public. I would love to see more explanation or signs about the animals that the nature preserve cares for. Also, signs in Spanish would be a nice addition too.
  • Beautiful preserve in South St Pete. We always see wildlife. Clean bathrooms, cold water at stations on trails, nice environmental center, and so much more. No dogs or other pets permitted. This is a preserve, not a park.

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