Exploration of the Clam Bayou nature reserve and park
Many of us are looking for ways to be active while staying socially estranged from others. That’s why Sarah Phinney has created a “walking club” to highlight some hidden and less hidden trails across Tampa Bay that are great places for you and your family to explore.
Take a trip to southern Pinellas County this weekend to visit Clam Bayou Nature Reserve in St. Petersburg and Clam Bayou Nature Park in Gulfport. Both are suitable for families and offer wonderful views of the bayou and Boca Ciega bay.
What is the difference between Clam Bayou Nature Reserve and Clam Bayou Nature Park?
Clam Bayou Nature Reserve is located in the St. Pete’s Broadwater neighborhood. The 140-acre reserve features boardwalks that overlook the bayou, a connection to the Skyway trail, plenty of places to fish, and a canoe and kayak launch pad.
Put this address in your GPS for Clam Bayou Nature Preserve: 4099 34th Ave S. St. Petersburg, FL 33711
Clam Bayou Natural Park is located in Gulfport. You’ll find shell trails leading to boardwalks, even more places to fish, a kayak and canoe launch pad, pretty views of Boca Ciega Bay, and even a small hill for an added challenge on your way. morning walk.
Put this address in your GPS for Clam Bayou Nature Park: 29th Ave S & Miriam St S Gulfport, FL 33711
How do I get in between the two?
There is no direct link between the two parks. Visitors will either need to get in the car (less than 10 minutes by car) or paddle between the park and the reserve. It only takes about 25 minutes (if you don’t get lost!).
You can launch your own kayak from the Clam Bayou Nature Reserve. If you don’t have one, kayaks can be rented at Clam Bayou Nature Park. If you are lucky you will see dolphins and manatees pass by!
When should I visit?
Clam Bayou Nature Reserve opens 30 minutes before sunrise and closes 30 minutes after sunset.
Clam Bayou Natural Park is closed from one hour after sunset to one hour before sunrise.
Let Sarah know if you are visiting Clam Bayou Nature Reserve and Clam Bayou Nature Park this weekend. If you have an idea for a course she should feature, you can find her on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.