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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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
48 helpful votes 48 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
39 helpful votes 39 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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