Boyd Hill Nature Preserve Adds New Public Campground – CBS Atlanta

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – The City of St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department has completed new projects at Boyd Hill Nature Reserve.

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The projects include the Terry Tomalin Campground and a 12-site primitive public camping area on the city’s 245-acre nature reserve.

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This project will help serve the city’s vision of educating and inspiring youth and adults to become advocates for nature, sustainable practices and conservation.

“When people think of St. Petersburg, they think of our beautiful waterfront, sunny climate and great museums, but we also have some amazing parks and reserves, and Boyd Hill Nature Reserve is an experience. exciting to immerse yourself in nature, ”said Leisure Services Administrator Mike Jefferis.

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The first phase of the campground can accommodate 12 primitive tent sites, each with a picnic table and fire pit. The campsites have been created from natural openings in the wooded area in order to minimize the environmental impact and to maximize the privacy of the campers.

A second phase will create 12 additional campsites.

Camping at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve was previously only open to organizations, but this new campground is open to individuals and families, being the first public primitive family campground in St. Petersburg.

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The name of the campground honors the late Terry Tomalin, a former Tampa Bay Times outdoor writer and husband of Deputy Mayor and City Administrator Kanika Tomalin, who has supported camping in Boyd Hill Nature Preserve through several service projects in the reserve.

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