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Brooker Creek Preserve, Tarpon Springs
(4.4/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We found Brooker Creek Preserve and thought wow, great we can get a long hike in such a beautiful area. The welcome center is awesome, great for kids, very educational and entertaining. We started our...  more »
  • A very serene place to take a short walk or a long hike. Very informative plaques along the paths and several viewpoints for bird watching. 
  • We went to Brooker Preserve thinking we would get in a nice 4 mile walk/hike. There is no entrance fee, and parking is free. On the plus side, even though the nature center is closed on Tuesdays, nice...  more »