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Times’ legendary outdoorsman Terry Tomalin to be honored with campground

The new campground at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve will be named in Tomalin’s honor.
Longtime Tampa Bay Times outdoors editor Terry Tomalin, who died in 2016, will be honored by a new campground in Boyd Hill Nature Preserve carrying his name.
Longtime Tampa Bay Times outdoors editor Terry Tomalin, who died in 2016, will be honored by a new campground in Boyd Hill Nature Preserve carrying his name.
Published May 27
Updated May 27

ST. PETERSBURG — A new campground in Boyd Hill Nature Preserve will honor Terry Tomalin, the long-time Tampa Bay Times outdoors and adventure writer who died five years ago.

City Council voted unanimously on May 20 to advance the campground’s name to second reading on June 3, when they will vote on it again.

An accomplished outdoorsman, Tomalin wrote for the Times for 25 years about all things outside, including fishing, boating, camping and preservation, until his sudden death in 2016 following a heart attack. He was 55.

He was also a devoted family man, leaving behind a wife, St. Petersburg’s Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin, and two children, Kai and Nia, whom he considered his greatest accomplishments.