Robinson Preserve

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1704 99th S. N.w.
Bradenton 34209, Fl

Tucked into the corner of northwest Bradenton, Robinson Preserve includes 487 acres of coastal saltern, marsh, and mangrove habitat. These systems attract a variety of rare wildlife, presenting careful observers with an opportunity to see roseate spoonbills, wood storks, white pelicans, bald eagles, and least terns in their natural environment.

Robinson Preserve offers visitors numerous ways to explore the coastal habitats. Scale the 40 foot tall observation tower for a view of four counties and five water bodies or check out the view from the camera in the Valentine House Visitor's Center. Bike or roller blade on 3 miles of paved trail, and hikers can explore more than 5 miles of shell and coastal trails. For paddlers, Robinson Preserve's 3 miles of blueways present a chance to navigate through mangrove tunnels, marshes and more. The opportunities are endless. 

Environmental activities include hiking and biking trails and a canoe/kayak launch. Additional amenities include observation towers and platforms, picnic areas, and a visitors center.

Robinson Preserve is also the location of the Mosaic Center for Nature, Exploration, Science and Technology (NEST), a tree-house and learning space dedicated to guided tours, nature-themed activities and more.

Hours: Sunrise to sunset
Facility Amenities:



Free admission

Information Available

Maps Available

Visitor Service

Tours & Transfers

Guided Tours


Recreation type

Birding, Camping, Canoeing, Fishing, Fly Fishing, Kayaking, Light Tackle Fishing, Natural Wildlife Viewing, Snorkeling, Swimming


Tours & Transfers

Nature Tours


Bicycle Trails, Hiking/Nature Trails

Nature & Outdoor

City/County Park, Nature Preserve, Protected Species Habitat, Water Recreation

Facility Amenities

Pet-Friendly, Picnic Area