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Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park

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Beautiful Natrual Park

This park is full of beautiful trails for walking and watching wild life. The park is full of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Don P
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Family fun day.

We love this park. They have rustic but clean cabins available. Very well maintained. Excellent... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New Port Richey, Florida
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“bike trail”(33 reviews)
“suncoast trail”(18 reviews)
“great place”(29 reviews)
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10500 Wilderness Pkwy, New Port Richey, FL 34655-0001
+1 352-796-7211
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This park is full of beautiful trails for walking and watching wild life. The park is full of natural vegetation and birds. There is even a camping area and bike trails. Awesome park close to many in New Port Richey Florida.

Thank Don P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love this park. They have rustic but clean cabins available. Very well maintained. Excellent biking trails and awesome covered picnic areas. Restrooms are always clean and well taken care of.

Thank mericllm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my Grandaughter to see the Star Gazing event. It was fabulous. She is only 4 and had a great time. The people running the event were so patient and nice. It really was incredible that they would take the time to make sure...More

Thank monkeymommy66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you like the outdoors this park is a good choice. It has a bike trail and hiking trails. picnic shelters and playground. If you go late in the day or before sunset you should see some deer. Great place

Thank KENK222 .
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Weekends tend to be busy on this paved path with walkers, bike riders and joggers. We usually can spot a deer or two if we ride our bikes early in the morning. The path connects to the Suncoast bike trail, so it is possible to...More

Thank Mimivfl73
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This Park is the bomb! There are cool trails and just many different places to relax and take in the forest beauty. We visit often and absolutely love to walk a trail or two in PEACE...

Thank Brent B
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Great Day biking. Enjoyed the scenery but did not see any wildlife. trail is well maintained which makes an easy ride. Water available along the way. Enjoy

Thank Art S
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Great place for a hike through a Florida or a bike ride on a paved trail. Plenty of parking. There’s are water stations along the paved trail, but bring some as sometimes they are empty.

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Went for 2 hr Bike ride with my brother and stayed 4 hrs. Lots of trails and wide paths to share with other walkers or bikers but never seems crowded, very peaceful.

Thank Nancy L
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Whilst we were there, we were able to watch two adult dolphins going around in a circle and whooshing up fish for their young one to eat. It was fascinating to watch.

Thank Paula H
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Annie M
30 April 2018|
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Response from Svanstratt | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you have to pay for parking.
joe l
27 March 2018|
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Response from Svanstratt | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is s pay station as you enter the park. I believe the fee is only $2.00.
Robert M
14 January 2018|
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Response from Svanstratt | Reviewed this property |
No. Alligator, squirrels, racoon, snakes, lizards, spiders and so forth. Over 177 species of birds. Lots of humans. Some humans on the horse trails ~ so...horses.