Boyd Hill Nature Preserve spans accross a unique microcosm of Florida landforms in its award winning, 240 acre wilderness. The preserve, located along the shore of Lake Maggiore in beautiful south St. Petersburg, contains scrublands, pine uplands, canopy forest, swamp, marshlands and lakeshore environments.

The preserve offers visitors a sense of natural wonder and seclusion from the busy city that surrounds it. Extensive hiking & bicycle trails through wilderness areas offer a unique experience every time you visit.  And there are a variety of activities including an education center, an aviary and guided tram tours of the primary trails.   Take a brief tour.

Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, Inc. was formed in 1981 to promote awareness of the park, educate the public, preserve and protect the park & surrounding areas. The Friends' mission is to provide volunteer and financial support for environmental education and advocacy.

Friends of BHNP encourages community involvement; and serves as a bridge beween citizens and goverment with the goal of preserving our ecosystem for future generations..


Consider joining Friends of Boyd Hill ...

  • Feel great that you are contributing to a worthy cause in support of a precious local resource.
  • Stay informed with our monthly newsletter, Keeping Track
  • Learn about seasonal changes in wildlife and plants, who is migrating through, what is in bloom, advance notice of upcoming events and programs, and articles about conservation and environmental issues.
  • receive a 50% discount on annual trail passes.
  • Get special discounts at the various nature camps at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. Kids learn about wildlife, conservation, habitat restoration and related topics, explore trails and have lots of fun.