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Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

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1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg, FL 33705-4657
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Reviewed yesterday

If you want to have an encapsulated visit of wild Florida this is it. It's an unusual experience in the middle of an urban area. By all means take the trolley tour. Call for departure times

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ron V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice, easy walking trails. Quiet. We saw one alligator. They have a great collection of injured raptors that can't be released, including a Bald Eagle, hawks, owls and such. Great for families. You can rent kayaks.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting and enjoyable leisurely hour's walk along boadwalks and paths with wide range of birds and alligators and occasional other animal life - racoons, gopher turtles, marsh rabbits. Several different routes through different terrains. Machine coffee, but no prepared food. Went on a wintery day...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jeffrey H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go here quite often for walking through the woods and around the lake. Tram tours available, kayaks and canoes for rent. Bird walks with binoculars for rent. Playground for children and lots of events put on each month. Aviary for sick birds/raptors. Yesterday went for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Topolli
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice trails. Change of scenery and get to see some wildlife. Saw a gator and kids having fun on a field trip having a great time. Beautiful views or over the water and towards city of Tampa

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank K135FGtimg
Reviewed 29 October 2018

This preserve is amazing. We saw gators, a huge racoon, a few snakes and all kinds of wonderful birds.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Maznblue
Reviewed 18 October 2018

This place is more than just a park. Nature center, trails, and sculptures. Take water for hiking. At the south part of Lake Maggiore, this is a beautiful place. Life everywhere, we even saw a raccoon foraging. Fun for everyone!!! Tram tours available. No known...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mark S
Reviewed 6 September 2018

The boardwalks give you an unusual view of downtown St. Pete that is fantastic. They also have a collection of wild predator birds worth visiting

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 31 August 2018

Lovely way to spend a few hours walking the trails . $6 admission . The trails are marked and easy to follow . We did see two crocs and a Bald Eagle . Also a couple of rather too large spiders in their webs !...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jakko63
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Lots to enjoy: many trails, gators, turtles, butterflies, flowers, birds, lovely lake, metallic sculptures, and an interesting gift shop with small museum-type displays. There is an area that has caged birds of prey that are healing or physically unable to be freed. Many tours and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Chrisie T
4 March 2018|
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Response from ebdb627 | Reviewed this property |
Boyd Hill is great (read my review), but Sawgrass Lake (also in St. Petersburg is even better. Check it out!
22 March 2015|
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Response from Chrisjazz | Reviewed this property |
No dogs allowed. And wouldn't be fair to the dogs or the resident critters. There are bicycles allowed. So if you're planning some time away from your dog, you can make it a bike outing, too. Enjoy.