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Weedon Island Preserve

Weedon Island Preserve, including the associated Gateway Tract, is an expansive 3,000-acre region on Tampa Bay in north St. Petersburg comprised mostly of marine habitats with some uplands. Indigenous peoples, including those during the Weeden Island Cultural Period, occupied this site for thousands of years.

A varied modern history also is part of the Preserve's legacy. Today, the Preserve protects this wide diversity of natural and cultural resources for future generations. An education center opened to the public in December 2002. The Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center provides an overview of the rich marine resources of the Preserve and the interrelationship of the environment with the prehistoric, historic, and modern cultures that once inhabited the Preserve.

The education center is open Thurs.-Sun. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed holidays) and includes a small gift shop. Preserve hours are 7 a.m. to 15 minutes before sunset daily. Visit the Preserve's website and take a virtual tour of artifacts.

Hiking and canoe trails, a fishing pier, kayak rentals, an observation tower and over
a mile of boardwalks through mangrove swamps
are currently available for public use on the Preserve.

Watch a video tour of Weedon Island Preserve

Map of north paddling trail
Map of south paddling trail

Weedon Island Preserve
1800 Weedon Drive NE
St. Petersburg, Florida 33702
(727) 453-6500