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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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We are from the north and love hiking. This was a great walk. We did two good sized loops and got to walk up the lookout tower. We saw some birds and tons of geckos. For us, it was fun. We like to do free,...More
The preserve is a great place for a picnic lunch and walk on the 2 boardwalks. There are also many hiking trails, but the boardwalks were perfect for my dad's mobility scooter. One walk leads to Tampa Bay and one leads to Riveria Bay with...More
Wow! This nature center offers some of the best displays ever describing what happens in nature and human impact. The exhibits are interactive, colorful, fun, detailed, informative for all ages and .........free! We highly encourage donations to help support this fantastic state run center. Not...More
This park covers many acres of land and water. We could see why it is popular for the rental watercraft patrons. We went on a cold January day. Park trails have very little shade. We saw hundreds of birds, tens of fiddler crabs, a dozen...More
Stopped by the Weedon Island Preserve park after a day visiting St. Petersburg. The park features extensive paved, unpaved, and boardwalk trails through mangrove swamps. There are lovely turnoffs to quiet open water areas where wading birds lurk. There is also a viewing tower which...More
The best wilderness area around the peninsula. Lots of trails for various levels of activity. Lookout towers. Picnic area. Canoe launch. Kayak/ Paddleboard rentals. Fishing pier. The interpretive centre is amazingly complete in depth, both historically and environmentally. It even has a forty foot long...More
Walking trails, look out towers, education center with kids activities, free parking. This preserve is not pet friendly so leave the fur babies at home. This is a wonderful opportunity to see Florida nature. Bring a picnic lunch.
We went on a cloudy and drizzly day. Pretty much had the whole preserve to ourselves. It is very accessible and helped us understand the natural environment. After being in the city of St Pete's for 2 days, this was very refreshing.
This place is very cool. Can do some nice walking through an area that almost makes you feel you are not in Florida. They have a tower you can climb and look for miles. Has some very nice educational area inside. You could take a...More
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Hi, Sweetwater Kayaks is our partner on-site that provides single or double kayak, canoe or stand up paddleboard rentals, and they also do provide tours at Weedon Island Preserve. Reservations for rentals, tours, and other... More
Hi, Sweetwater Kayaks is our partner on-site that provides single or double kayak, canoe or stand up paddleboard rentals, and they also do provide tours at Weedon Island Preserve. Reservations for rentals, tours, and other information can be found on their website. (Trip Advisor won't let us link to their website here but if you type Sweetwater Kayaks into a search engine it should pop up first). Thanks for the question!
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
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 charts & go. You will love it. There is open water too that is just gorgeous.