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Starkey Wilderness Park

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Admission Fee

$2.00 Parking Fee

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Features

  1. ADA Accessible
  2. Baby Swing
  3. Bicycle Racks
  4. Bike Trail
  5. Birding Trail
  6. Boardwalk
  7. Cabin Camping (April 1 - Sept 30) (max 4 people) ($20.00 Add-on)
  8. Cabin Camping (April 1 - Sept 30) (max 8 people) ($30.00 Add-on)
  9. Cabin Camping (Oct 1 - March 31) (max 4 people) ($25.00 Add-on)
  10. Cabin Camping (Oct 1-March 31) (max 8 people) ($35.00 Add-on)
  11. Dogs on leash allowed
  12. Equestrian Trail
  13. Fire Ring
  14. Gazebo
  15. Grill(s)
  16. Open Space
  17. Park Benches
  18. Parking
  19. Paved Trail
  20. Pavilion (with electric) ($45.00 Add-on)
  21. Pavilion (without electric)
  22. Picnic Table/Areas
  23. Playground
  24. Primitive Tent Camping ($5.00 Add-on)
  25. Restrooms
  26. Shelter (with electric) ($30.00 Add-on)
  27. Shelter (without electric) ($25.00 Add-on)
  28. Sheltered tables (at various spots)
  29. Tent Camping (April 1 - Sept 30) ($10.00 Add-on)
  30. Tent Camping (Oct 1 - March 31) ($15.00 Add-on)
  31. Trails (Nature and All-Purpose Paved)
  32. Water Stations (at some intersections)
This regional park covers over 8,300 acres of land and is a cooperative venture between the Southwest Florida Water Managment District and Pasco County Parks and Recreation. The park consists of a kiosk, open space, camping area, horse corral and equestrian trail, nature and multi-purpose trails, day use area, shelters and pavilions, playgrounds, horseshoe and volleyball courts. The birding trail was designated by the Audubon Society and 177 species of birds have been viewed.

The multi-purpose trail consists of 7.3 miles of paved surface for bike riding, roller blading, jogging or walking and it connects to the Suncoast Trail (42 miles) which runs along the west side of the Suncoast Parkway and stretches across Hillsborough, Pasco and Hernando counties with eight trailheads in Pasco County. There is a 10 mile equestrian trail and 13 miles of hiking trails.

Dogs are allowed in the day use area, the hiking and bike trail but must be on a 6' leash.  No dogs are allowed in the camping area or equestrian trail.

There is a $2.00 parking fee at this park which can be paid at the pay station near the entrance of the park or you can purchase an annual pass on line for $60.00 or contact 813-929-2760.

Pavilions A and B and Shelter 2, 4 and 5 are available for reservations, however, Shelter 1 and 3 are only available on a first come first serve basis.  Cabins and tent sites for camping are available by reservation only. 

Southwest Florida Water Management District offers free remote campsites at Conner Preserve  at 22500 SR 52 and Starkey Wilderness Preserve-Serenova Tract located at 14900 SR 52 both in Land O' Lakes.  You must fill out their reservation form but there is a ten (10) day processing period.  For more information, contact SWFWMD at 1-800-423-1476 (FL only) or 352-796-7211, ext. 4470.

Payment Options:

1) Pay with credit card online ($2.00 convenience fee will apply)

2) Reserve and pay at one of the following three sites with check, cash or credit card
 (*no convenience fees apply) :

*Land O Lakes Recreation Complex, 3033 Collier Pkwy., Land O Lakes

*Veterans Memorial Park, 14333 Hicks Rd., Hudson

*J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex, 2830 Gulf Trace Blvd., Holiday



Subfacilities

  1. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Cabin #1

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  2. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Cabin #2

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  3. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Cabin #3

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  4. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Cabin #4

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  5. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Cabin #5

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  6. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Cabin #6

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  7. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Cabin #7

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  8. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Cabin #8

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  9. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Cabin Area Shelter

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  10. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Day Use Fire Pit

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  11. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Day Use Open Field

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  12. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Group Tent Campsite

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  13. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Pasco Pediatric Foundation Shelter

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  14. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Pavilion A

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  15. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Pavilion B

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  16. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Primitive Camp Site #1

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  17. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Primitive Camp Site #2

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  18. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Primitive Camp Site #3

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  19. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Shelter #1

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  20. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Shelter #2

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  21. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Shelter #3

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  22. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Shelter #4

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  23. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Shelter #5

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  24. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Tent Area Shelter

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  25. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Tent Camp Site #01

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  26. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Tent Camp Site #02

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  27. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Tent Camp Site #03

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  28. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Tent Camp Site #04

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  29. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Tent Camp Site #05

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  30. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Tent Camp Site #06

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  31. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Tent Camp Site #07

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  32. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Tent Camp Site #08

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  33. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Tent Camp Site #09

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  34. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Tent Camp Site #10

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  35. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Tent Camp Site #11

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  36. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Tent Camp Site #12

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  37. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Tent Camp Site #13

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  38. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Tent Camp Site #14

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  39. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Tent Camp Site #15

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  40. Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park Tent Camp Site #16

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