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Hillsborough River

1101 East River Cove, Tampa, FL 33612
813-975-2160
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Ranked #12 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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Louisville, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The River Walk located on the Hillsborough was a great place to get in a good jog, run and/or walk. I did this every morning and thoroughly enjoyed it. The view from the Convention Center area was awesome......

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Great place to take your boat and go fishing or just cruising around. It is quiet and take a picnic lunch or grab one of the restaurants off of the water. Peaceful and relaxation and seeing Tampa Bay.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

It's always terrific to get out in nature. All kinds of birds, turtles, insects and even some gators. Definitely worth exploring.

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Tampa, Florida
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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The last time I went down this river in a kayak with my husband, it must have been alligator nesting season. There was a bull alligator on the bank and it roared and we high-tailed it out of there. But along the way, we also saw roseate spoonbills, herons and beautiful fish. It's a lovely thing to see. But go... More

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Tampa, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautiful watching the sun coming up /or down. Watching mother nature and all the beautiful creatures Hillsborough River has to offer from mother nature! You could go fishing, canoeing, boating, snorkeling, swimming be careful of alligators, snakes, must always respect mother nature they are WILD animals and some are in danger. Also wonderful Floridians humble of protective of the nature,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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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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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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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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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4 attraction reviews
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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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