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Outdoor Adventures Near Hickory Point RV Park

A wide variety of outdoor adventures are available in this part of Florida’s Gulf Coast. Our RV Park is conveniently located near many points of interest that will keep you busy during your stay with us.

 

Just next door to Hickory Point RV Park is the Anclote River Park, and a short boat trip away is the Anclote Key Preserve State Park.
Anclote Light House in Tarpon Springs

 

Are you interested in renting a boat? Check out the Anclote Village Marina.

 

One of the area’s top outdoor spots is the Pinellas Trail (formally known as the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail). The multi-use trail runs from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs along an abandoned railroad corridor and is open during daylight hours.

You can use the trail for walking, jogging, skating and biking.

 

You should also check out the Clearwater Jolley Trolley, which offers quite a few stops. You can catch the trolley in Tarpon Springs and take the beach / coastal route. Service is provided to Clearwater Beach, downtown Clearwater, Dunedin, Palm Harbor, and Tarpon Springs (7 days a week).

 

A Safety Harbor route runs on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, where you can connect in Dunedin and travel to the Countryside Mall.

 

If you want to visit a few local parks, here are some we recommend:

 

Craig Park:Craig Park Tarpon Springs Florida

 

This park is located in the heart of Tarpon Springs, overlooking Spring Bayou (where the Epiphany Cross-diving Celebration takes place each year).

 

The Tarpon Springs Heritage Center is located in Craig Park.

 

Amenities include a boat ramp, picnic area, playground, tennis court, and recreation center.

 

 

L. Anderson Park:

 

The land was acquired in 1964, and the park opened in 1966. Today, the park consists of 135 acres with a dog park, walking trails and picnic areas, plus a boat ramp and fishing access.

 

The park was named in honor of Alphonse L. “Andy” Anderson, who was the former Mayor of Gulfport and Pinellas County Commissioner from 1959 – 1971. Mr. Anderson was a successful commercial fisherman and received two prestigious conservation awards for his work to preserve local waterways and the marine environment.

 

Fred Howard Park:

 

Located on the Gulf of Mexico, this park consists of 155 acres and has a public beach. Fred Howard Park was named in honor of Fred H. Howard, former Mayor of Tarpon Springs, who was first elected to the office in 1945. The park was opened in April 1966.

 

You can also enjoy some fun in the water and on the paved roads throughout the park with these rentals:

Fun at Fred Howard Park in Tarpon Springs Florida

Brooker Creek Preserve:

 

The preserve was established in the early 1990s and is approximately 8,700 acres, primarily forested wetlands and pine flatwoods. There is an Education Center that holds events and tours throughout the preserve.

 

Indian Rocks Beach Florida

 

Don’t forget the beautiful beaches in Florida!

 

The #1 rated Clearwater Beach is just a Trolley ride or short drive away!

 

You can also visit St. Petersburg Beach, Fort De Soto Beach, Honeymoon Island, Caladesi Island, Indian Rocks Beach, and Sunset Beach.

 

To learn more about these beaches, as well as others, go to: http://www.visitstpeteclearwater.com/things-to-do/beaches

 

 

 

 

 

 

If Birdwatching is one of your hobbies or something you’d like to learn more about, then explore the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. The 2,000-mile, self-guided highway trail is made up of 489 sites throughout Florida.

 

 

You can also enjoy the beautiful views of the Gulf right from Hickory Point RV Park, and launch your boat using our facilities.

 

 

If you have questions about outdoor activities in our local area, ask at our front office when you come visit us, or contact us now about your future stay.

 

We’re always happy to help you enjoy our beautiful local parks, beaches, and trails!

 

 

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