Outdoor Activities FAQs

Blue and purple sunrise sky of St. Pete downtown skyline.

The downtown waterfront sparkles in St. Pete. For a real treat, check it out at sunrise or sunset.

What kinds of parks are there in the St. Pete/Clearwater area?

You can certainly play beyond the beach in St. Pete/Clearwater. Visit Weedon Island Preserve, Brooker Creek Preserve or Anclote Key for many opportunities for hiking, nature walks, bird watching and more that are not too off-the-beaten-path. Check out these parks and preserves to plan more fun outdoor adventures.

Are there birding or nature trails in St. Pete/Clearwater?

Yes. The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail is a collection of nearly 500 sites throughout Florida, including in St. Pete/Clearwater. This network is known for its terrific birdwatching and bird education options. Some specific locations that are known for birdwatching include Brooker Creek Preserve in Tarpon Springs, John Chestnut Sr. Park in Oldsmar, Moccasin Lake Nature Park in Clearwater and North Shore Park in St. Pete.

Are there canoeing or kayaking trails in St. Pete/Clearwater?

Yes. There are several opportunities to plan your own course or take guided kayaking or canoeing tours through open waters or native mangroves in the St. Pete/Clearwater area. Check out the Pinellas County Blueway Trails, which stretch from Anclote Key Preserve State Park (north of Clearwater) to Fort De Soto Park in the southern part of our area. Fort De Soto Park also has a nice little paddling trail and it’s easy to rent kayaks or canoes.

Where can I find more information about the Pinellas Trail?

Stretching from Tarpon Springs to St. Pete, the 38-plus-mile-long Pinellas Trail is a former railroad corridor that is now reserved for biking, hiking, running or rollerblading. Learn more about one of the favorite recreational areas in St. Pete/Clearwater.

Does St. Pete/Clearwater have RV parks?

Yes. You can find RV parks or camping throughout the region. Learn more about campgrounds in the area. For example, Kampgrounds of America (KOA) in Madeira Beach has several pretty waterfront sites. Fort De Soto Park also has waterfront camping sites. Lee’s Travel Park in Largo is another great campground.

Where can I go camping in St. Pete/Clearwater?

Fort De Soto Park and Anclote Park are two great places to go camping in St. Pete/Clearwater. Learn more about other campgrounds in the area.

Where are the best views in St. Pete/Clearwater?

You can soak in one of our signature fiery sunsets from anywhere along the coast in St. Pete/Clearwater. You’ll especially want to visit Pier 60, hop on a Hubbard’s Marina Sunset Cruise or even participate in Sunset Yoga on Indian Rocks Beach. Check out this list of can’t-miss vantage points for more stunning vistas.