The Boy Scout Preserve is a little over 20 miles south of Timber Pines. The property was acquired by Pasco County Environmental Lands Acquisition and Management Program in 2010. Boy Scout Preserve, once a camping ground for Boy Scouts of America, is now a conservation area and preserves eighteen acres of ecologically sensitive habitats. Surrounded by the Lower Coastal Watershed, between Wigwam Creek and Big Bayou this is a prime location for wildlife viewing, birds in particular.
Red-bellied woodpeckers, wood stork, little blue heron, snowy egret, tricolored heron, Marion’s marsh wren, least tern, roseate spoonbill, reddish egret, Scott’s seaside sparrow, and white ibis are on this location’s bird list, and you might even see an osprey flying overhead with their fresh catch of the day.
A bonus just a few hundred feet west is the Robert K. Rees Memorial Park with a 650’ boardwalk that takes you through the mangrove swamp to the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. A great view of wading birds species like the little blue heron, great egret.
Depending on the tides, the preserve can be wet and muddy. Check your local news for tide times before visiting Boy Scout Preserve.
A picnic shelter is available.
For more information visit: http://www.pascocountyfl.net/654/Boy-Scout-Preserve
Adjacent to the Robert K. Rees Memorial Park and the Robert Crown Wilderness Area, located west of U.S Highway 19 North The address is:
4230 Green Key Road
New Port Richey, FL 34652