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Hillsborough River

1101 East River Cove, Tampa, FL 33612
813-975-2160
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Ranked #13 of 92 Attractions in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bodies of Water, Forests
Activities: Camping, Kayaking
Description: State park campground in forest and along river.
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We went down the river by canoe in april with friends and family and had a fantastic 2 hr trip would recommend

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Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Love it or leave it. It s a great place especially for people who desire calm and nice landscape. For me it is a suitable place for meditation.

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USA
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107 reviews 107 reviews
14 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

When we traveled the Hillsbourough River in a friends float boat recently, it was one of the most tranquil and enjoyable evenings we have spent in a long time. The river goes thru downtown and there must be reasons why no one has built a dock or two to offer more recreational alternatives. It may also be that the river... More

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Yamhill, Oregon
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71 reviews 71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We took a ride from ricks on the river for the sunset view over the bsy. The most calm beautiful night. Best way to see the city with bridges lit after dark.

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heilbronn
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

One of my favorite parks in Hillsborough County. The trails are clean and well-maintained. We even saw alligators and several types of birds while walking along the river. I would recommend the winter and early spring, late fall for the best time.As a native Floridian, I try to avoid the park in the summer months. Take insect spray especially in... More

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Tampa, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My wife and I took our inflatable tandem kayak down the Hillsborough River. We put in with Canoe Escape at Sargeant Park (they were very helpful.) There is a small fee to park your car in the Park. We pulled out at Morris Bridge Park where Canoe Escapes picked us up and returned us to our car. Great Day! There... More

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Virginia Beach
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Loved this alternate way to get to dinner! Very cool captain, great music and great way to see Tampa.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Great adventure option to go Kayaking or Canoing on the Hillsborough river and specially in November time frame you will see a lot of Alligators which makes your trip unforgetable! You get the feeling that you are alone in a Jungle!

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Tampa, Florida
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119 reviews 119 reviews
39 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It has taken a long time but downtown Tampa's Riverwalk is almost completed ... the section under the Kennedy Bridge and behind the two hotels is the major area to finish. The use of informative signs, good maps, and statues of Tampa's pioneers give the walkway more significance. Going under the Platt Street Bridge and Crosstown is an interesting experience... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is well worth the drive to go over and canoe down the river and back. You can take a nice slow pace and see all kinds of wildlife. The trees give you a good amount of shade and there are plenty of picnic tables for a picnic before and after. The staff that handles the rentals and the cafe... More

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