Robinson Preserve


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.


1704 99th Street Northwest
Bradenton, FL 34209


Robinson Preserve is open daily. Hours vary by season:

    September 6th – October 3rd   2018       open 7:00am – 8:00pm

    October 4th - November 2nd  2018         open 7:00am – 7:30pm

    November 3rd -December 19th 2018     open 6:30am – 6:00pm

    December 20th -January 23rd  2018       open 7:00am – 6:00pm  

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

Things to Do


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: 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 round-trip 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 here or by calling (941) 742-5923.

Group Camping

Group Camping: Available for groups by reservation only. 

Group rate: $90/per 25 total occupants
Minimum of 1 adult (over 21) per every 10 children (under 12 years).

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.