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Hillsborough River

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Address: 1101 East River Cove, Tampa, FL 33612
Phone Number: 813-975-2160
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Activities: Kayaking, Camping
Description: State park campground in forest and along river.

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Rec Hall and Splash pool

Enjoyed outdoors Rec Hall and Splash pool. We had a good canopy of trees for shade while outdoor sunshine.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
Al J
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South Florida, Florida

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Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Spent a nice day on the river- put in at Lowry park on a thursday- the day was beautiful and the boat ramp was very good- could only find one place to dock and eat on the river which made the day not as great as it could have been

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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Enjoyed outdoors Rec Hall and Splash pool. We had a good canopy of trees for shade while outdoor sunshine.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My son love to look at the water and this is a great place to do so. Plus there is a park so you can burn off all that energy and have a sleepy baby at night.

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Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The listing for Hillsborough River Kayak isn't included on the Trip Advisor listing so I'm creating one. Discovered this family operated kayak rental on a search and glad I did. The part of the river (near Alicia Avenue) where you enter is scenic, easy when there's no wind, and is very cost effective. A few more strokes (plus) and you... More 

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Gibsonton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Hillsborough River has so much to see and so many types of activities. From canoeing, to nature walks, boating with restaurant stops. There are multiple parks all over the river.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

There is no question that a canoe trip from the park where you will ALWAYS see alligators and more will be an experience your visitors will long remember.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Views of the river from a boardwalk and observation tower are very good, with lots of opportunities for bird viewing (your mileage may vary).

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Zephyrhills, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I was born an Raised in Tampa . I have lived here the biggest part of 73 years. Hillsborough River State park is still a very good place to go and just relax. More people more crowded. but still a very nice place to go

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Brandon, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

In over 20 years living in Tampa I have never been a fan of downtown. Too many high rises, few parklets and no areas that permits people to gather and enjoy their city space. That is chaning with the development of River Walk. Thanks to forward thinking Mayors Pam Iorio and Bob Buckhorn, the long debated and delayed projects are... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Canoe Escape will put you in the Hillsborough river in canoe or kayak for a gentle trip down stream and then will pick you up and return you to your vehicle. In the lush canopy you can see alligators, turtles, shore birds and disappear into the Florida of old. Best day trip possible.

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Address: Address: 1101 East River Cove, Tampa, FL 33612
Phone Number: 813-975-2160
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa

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