JB Starkey Wilderness Park, New Port Richey

Directions:  Access and Parking
From SR 54, go north on Little Road (CR 1) 2.2 miles, right on River Crossing Blvd. 1.3 miles, left on Starkey Blvd. for 0.3 miles, then right on Wilderness Rd. into park. From SR 52, go south on Moon Lake Road (CR 587) 6.8 miles, left on DeCubellis Road 0.3 miles, then left on Wilderness Rd. into park.
ADA access and facilities available.

Hours of Operation
Daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Trail Information: This park has easily 20 miles of trails, some are wide and well maintained, others have hip-high grass.  Lots of sand to for a tough workout.  The park ALSO connects to a paved 40 mile rail trail if you don't get enough off-road miles, go for the paved trail to.  The park trails are all wilderness, shaded, very scenic with lots of wildlife.  The paved trail runs completely along a major highway so if you like to suck in deep gulps of car exhaust and be out in the blazing hot sun, this is for you; I suggest sticking to the equestrial and hiking trails within the actual park.  They have cabins for rent (inexpensive) so spend the weekend and get in all the trails.  There are showers, free binoculars, etc.  This park has it all including a 50 mile endurance trail run/race in the early spring. Happy Trails!  Ally

Bring WATER.  You will most likely see lots of wildlife.