Robinson Preserve

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Robinson Preserve

Robinson Preserve is located in northwest Bradenton, with entrances at the West end of 9th Ave NW and 17th Ave NW.  Including the recently acquired "Expansion" and Winston tract properties, the preserve now consists of 682 acres that is a mixed of preserved mangrove, tidal marsh, and former agricultural lands which have undergone an incredible transformation  to coastal wetland habitat.  This process continues with the "Expansion" which brings to you loads more coastal wetlands and other habitats, a 2.5k rubberized pedestrian-only trail, additional kayak launches and trails, restrooms, picnic areas, and the NEST, our brand-new and already iconic educational/event space. 

For rules and more information please checkout the Robinson Preserve brochure and trail map.

Location

1704 99th Street Northwest
Bradenton, FL 34209
Map

Hours

Robinson Preserve is open daily. Hours vary by season:

  • January 5 - February 8: Open 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • February 9 - March 10: Open 7 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • March11 - April 8: Open 7:30 a.m.- 7:30 p.m.
  • April 9 - May 17: Open 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • May 18 - July 26: 6:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • July 27 - August 23: Open 7 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

NOTE: The Valentine House visitor center is only open during certain hours. View Valentine House calendar.

Things to Do


Accessibility

Accessibility: There is one paved trail that begins at the entrance of Robinson Preserve and traverses the entire preserve ending at Manatee Avenue. Most of the trails are packed shell through the preserve. Please help to protect the habitat and resident wildlife by remaining on designated trails at all times.

 


Kayak/Canoeing

Kayak/Canoeing: The launch is available near the entrance to the preserve. The Blueways Trails connect to the Manatee River, Perico Bayou, and Palma Sola Bay, comprising over 3 miles of internal trails. A 5-mile roundtrip adventure would start at the launch and meander through the preserve to Palma Sola Bay and back.

Picnic Pavilion

Picnic Pavilion: Two locations are available by reservation or on a first-come-first-serve basis.  You can reserve a pavilion online or by calling (941) 742-5923.

Group Camping

Group Camping: Available for groups by reservation only.  Please call (941) 742-5923 for more information or to reserve the campground.

Visitor's Center

Visitor's Center: Transplanted from its original location in Palmetto, the historic Valentine House now sits at the entrance to Robinson Preserve. See Valentine House hours.