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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  • Whether you want creekside, swamp, flatwoods or uplands, this park has it all and then some. During the couple of hours across each of these trails, I saw two people, deer, tortoises, and cockaded woo...  more »
  • The trails are very well maintained. The gift shop is cute and the staff is very nice. This park is a great free thing to do for an hour or half day adventure.  more »
  • This is a beautiful park that has nice walking trails. They have a main path that can be used for people who have wheelchairs. They provide maps with distance charts which is very nice. The path goes ...  more »

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