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Moccasin Lake Nature Park - An Environmental and Energy Education Center

Moccasin Lake Nature Park is a 51-acre nature preserve with trails and boardwalks under a canopy of mature oaks and across ponds and creeks, with an array of wildlife including gopher turtles, raccoons, and many birds. It is home to several injured birds of prey. The park offers classes, programs camps and meeting/reception rentals with both indoor and outdoor meeting space. Volunteer opportunities are available. Now accepting applications for science and environmental contract instructors. Please call (727) 793-2976 or (727) 742-0600 for information.

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2750 Park Trail Ln.
Clearwater, FL 33759-2602
Voice: (727) 793-2976
Fax: (727) 793-2978
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Organization Meetings at Moccasin Lake Nature Park


Open Thursday - Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Trails close to new visitors at 4:15 p.m.)
Open Sunday
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Trails close to new visitors at 3:15 p.m.)

Closed All City Recognized Holidays
Days & Times are subject to change

Call (727) 793-2976 for questions regarding Moccasin Lake Nature Park.

No pets permitted inside the park with the exception of guide or service dogs.


  • 1 & 1/4 mile of natural and board walked trails
  • 3-acre watershed restoration area
  • 3 natural gas grills
  • 5-acre lake
  • 51-acre nature preserve
  • ADA-accessible facility
  • Administrative office on-site
  • Bird walks, bird-watching tours and workshops
  • Captive, permanently injured, non-releasable wildlife
  • Children's nature camps
  • Composting and conventional restroom facilities
  • Environmental agency meeting site for:
  • Environmental programs and classes
  • Fabrication workshop
  • Fireside concert series
  • Gift counter
  • Guided tours and group hikes
  • Interactive educational displays
  • Live wildlife exhibits including:
    • Aquatic wildlife
    • Birds of prey
    • Butterfly garden
    • Plants, native plants, and poisonous plants displays
    • Reptiles & amphibians
    • Song bird aviary
  • Multi-use classroom and meeting hall
  • Native wildlife, fauna, and flora along the trails, including American Alligators, Great Egrets, Green Anoles, Ospreys and butterflies
  • Nature interpretive center
  • Night hikes
  • On-site and off-site presentations
  • Photo voltaic and alternative energy displays and exhibits
  • Picnic pavilion / shelters
  • Renewable energy systems
  • Rental facilities
  • Scouting badge workshops
  • Scouting Eagle and Gold projects welcome
  • Static displays
  • Volunteer opportunities and training
  • Water fountains
  • Drink vending machine on site
  • Wildlife, plant and energy exhibits

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