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Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

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1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg, FL 33705-4657
+1 727-893-7326
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are definitely in the Tampa Bay area you would want to visit this place as it also has lots of wildlife like alligators, squirrels, and raccoons walking around. The admission to get in is three bucks I believe but it is way worth...More

Thank Monroe S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had tried visiting on a Monday but they were closed. Glad I was persistent and went the following week. It is incredible that a place of such beauty is in such close proximity to downtown St Pete. Super relaxing and paths bring you along...More

Thank pogo120
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was our 24th. Anniversary and Dave gave us a wonderful tram tour around the park. He was very knowledgeable and made the visit great. He also told us about special events in the future and the expansion of the park in the coming year. We...More

Thank tina123_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful nature reserve with winding paths through a variety of ecosystems. Come see the baby alligators on the Swamp Trail, now in June. Enjoy meeting knowledgeable volunteers who can introduce you to the owls, bald eagle, hawks and more!

3  Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We (4 senior citizens) arrived on an early summer weekday when there were no special events going on, and we found Boyd Hill to be just what we were looking for--a quiet place to explore a variety of Florida habitats and critters as an addition...More

3  Thank misspWestSlope_CO
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on recommendation from a friend. We were amazed at the different habitats and how beautiful and clean and well managed the whole park is. We took a tour on a golf cart with Dave Maguire whose knowledge and expertise was invaluable in helping...More

2  Thank JayPee22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a remarkable preserve that provides walking trails through oak and palm hammocks, upland and scrub habitat and along a large lake with boardwalks that allow visitors to get on the water to observe fish, turtles and other creatures. Birdwatchers and photographers can always...More

2  Thank FloridaBlake
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

I took my daughter to Raptor Fest. We had a fun time I was able to treat her to a visual experience of a lifetime. There were rare bald eagles there was a bird show exhibits face painting and more. These memories will last her...More

1  Thank Eat-Love-Repeat
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

I'm a native Floridian and st Pete gal. I always introduce friends to this gem of nature in the midst of populated Pinellas county. Great trails for walking and biking. Alligators, eagles,owls,gopher tortoises. Several eco systems represented. The "real florida" before development took over.

2  Thank G2362GSannie
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Oh my!!!! This was a wonderland of peace, quiet and tranquility in the midst of such a hectic lifestyle. The gators abounded and all sizes. We saw Anhingas, great blue herons, little blue herons, ospreys, racoons, turtles, lots of fish and peaceful trails. For the...More

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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.