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Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

Hours of Operation

November 1 - February 29

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
CLOSED
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm


March 1 - October 31

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
CLOSED
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Closed on Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day


Admission

$3/adult

$1.50/children ages 3-16

under age 3 is FREE



Campus Amenities

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Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center
Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Terry Tomalin Campground
Pioneer Settlement

A unique nature experience located in the heart oof St. Petersburg. The preserve brings an abundance of nature activities for everyone. It’s home to the Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center that offers camps, rental space and programs. There are several fascinating habitats to experience and learn about while walking the trails.


If you would like to get involved consider joining Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, a nonprofit organization that supports the preserve through volunteer services and educational opportunities.


+ Birds of Prey program

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve provides a safe, healthy environment for permanently injured, non-releasable birds of prey (BOP). These birds are cared for at the preserve as Wild Avian Ambassadors for environmental education programs given by park rangers and Avian Education Stewards (BOP volunteers).
As an Avian Education Steward, you can help us care for the birds at Boyd Hill, as well as educate the public about their place in nature and what they need to survive in the wild! Looking to become an Avian Education Steward? To start the volunteer process, (1) please contact the preserve at 727-893-7326 to sign up for the volunteer orientation, and (2) complete the online application by clicking here.

+ Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the park admission fees/annual passes cost?
  • Admission is $3/adults, $1.50/children ages 3-16, and free for chldren under the age of 3.

  • How do you access the trails?
  • Trails can be accessed through the Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center

  • How do you register for camps and programs?
  • You can register for nature camps and nature programs at Parks & Rec Connect.

  • Are pets allowed?
  • No pets allowed.

  • Are the trails ADA accessible?
  • Most trails are ADA accessible.

  • How do you obtain an ADVANTAGE membership?
  • Visit the ADVANTAGE membership page to learn more.

  • How do you become a volunteer?
  • Visit our volunteer page to learn more.

  • Can I ride my bike on the trails?
  • Non-motorized bikes are permitted.

+Ask About the Preserve's Checklists

Checklists are a great way to explore and discover the preserve and are designed to enable visitors to observe, identify and record as many species as possible during their visit. The preserve provides the following checklist: wildlife, butterfly, bird, and amphibians and reptiles.

Rental Information

    Rent shelters and kayaks or canoes at the preserve.

Camps & Programs

The preserve offers a variety of seasonal nature camps for youth and programs for all ages.


Nature Camps
Nature Programs

Stay Connected!

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Terry Tomalin Campground

The preserve has recently undergone improvements to enhances visitors' experiences, including the new Terry Tomalin Campground, St. Pete's first public primitive family campground; Hammock Hall, a multipurpose building to provde rental space and programming opportunites; and a trail expansion. The 12-site campground's name honors the late Terry Tomalin, a former Tampa Bay Times outdoors writer who supported the preserve through several service projects.


The campground is open to both individuals and groups.

RESERVE A CAMPSITE

For reservations, please contact the preserve for more information at (727) 893-7326.

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