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Weedon Island Preserve

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Weedon Island is Old Florida Wild

I grew up very near Weedon Island and it has always held a quiet mystery for me. The fishing around... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fairfield, Iowa
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Quiet activity

Weedon is a great place to wander on the boardwalks and trails. You can spend hours if you wish... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Manchester, New Hampshire
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Weedon Island Preserve is a 3,190-acre natural area located on Tampa Bay. This coastal ecosystem is home to native plants and animals, an educational facility, and a rich cultural history. Indigenous peoples occupied this site for thousands of...more
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1800 Weedon Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33702-2770
+1 727-453-6500
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up very near Weedon Island and it has always held a quiet mystery for me. The fishing around the island is some of the best in Florida for Snook, Redfish and Speckled Sea Trout (@nativesportsfishing.com). In the 1940’s a few Tarzan movies were...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Weedon is a great place to wander on the boardwalks and trails. You can spend hours if you wish strolling through this peaceful preserve.

Thank Bden99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live close by, and visit Weedon Island for both kayaking and hiking the various trails at the park. Both are very enjoyable. If you have a kayak, there is a pretty convenient public launch area; parking can be trickier on weekends (as you might...More

Thank michaelcY6011GU
Reviewed 18 October 2018

The nature center was closed for renovation, but this is a cool place! Try to come on a cool day and be ready for some boardwalking. Bigger than we expected, we will need to come back at least once. Picnic here if you have the...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Probably we made a mistake by coming to the park in the middle of the day on a Monday. We found out after we arrived that the office is closed during the first half of the week. We picked up a brochure and started off...More

Thank Ruth G
Reviewed 4 October 2018

This is a gem of the Florida Gulf coast. A dock with water access to a very nice stretch of Tampa Bay. The front has great opportunities to catch quality fish. Very wide grassflats. Very good habitat for fish. It is a cool paddle. Mangrove...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

This place is absolutely fantastic for a great hike. The boardwalk are well maintained and perfect to get through all the groves.

Thank petzy25
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Terrific kayaking and easy in/out with the kayak. Hiking is wonderful . There is an educational center too! Such a hidden gem.

Thank Abadar E
Reviewed 4 July 2018

kayaks and boards for rent. Enjoy navigating the crab filled mangroves or just paddle around and enjoy the dolphins and manatee in the waters or the abundant species of birds overhead.

Thank Dennis T
Reviewed 25 June 2018

If you like or love nature try hiking through this park. Bring water with you it does get hot. I have a group of kids I bring every year and they all love it. The folks there are very friendly and helpful. I hiking isn't...More

Thank runway321
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Andrea A
26 July 2018|
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Response from Ruth Y | Reviewed this property |
My kids kayak there a lot. The markers have been updated. Not sure about inflatable as they could get snagged. There is a nice put in area just past visitors center. There is also a kayak rental place there. Check tide... More
7 July 2018|
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Response from Ruth Y | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Nice put in area. There are even rest rooms. keep on going past entrance to Weedon Isle visitor center.
30 June 2016|
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Response from WeedonIslandPreserve | Property representative |
Thanks for your question. When paddling, you want at least a 1.1 foot tide to make it through the tunnels without having to drag your vessel. Anywhere above about a 2.5 foot tide becomes difficult as well because you're... More