Brooker Creek Preserve, Tarpon Springs

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Brooker Creek Preserve is located in Pinellas County, Florida, owned by the Pinellas County government and the Southwest Florida Water Management District, and managed by the Pinellas County Parks and Conservation Resources Department. It encompasses 9800acre and offers birding, horseback riding, and hiking. The Preserve office is located at 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs, Florida,The Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center features displays and interactive exhibits about Florida natural history and local history. Educational and interpretive programs are offered for the public.Aboriginal History"Native people hunted and gathered here for thousands of years, leaving behind spear points that date from 7000 BCE to 900 CE." The most recent aboriginal tribe to occupy the land that encompasses the Brooker Creek Preserve was the Tocobaga tribe. The Tocobaga declined in the 17th century and became extinct in the 18th century due to disease and violence.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Interesting place. Gone there 4 times now - usuallyon our way to CB's orange farm (great spot on boy Scout Rd.) AS you drive in and park you start your walk. YOu can go to the centre and have a look a...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Brooker Creek is a lost gem located in the outskirts of Tarpon Springs. Its off the beaten patch from the local tourist attractions. Brooker Creek spans 8700 acres and is the largest natural area loca...  more »
  • July 2, 2017
    We went today to hike the 4 mile trail but after a mile we noticed that it was going to be impossible...the trails were open however with a lot of stuck water from the rain which means a loooot of mos...  more »

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