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Hillsborough River State Park

15402 U.S. 301 North, Thonotosassa, FL 33592
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Bodies of Water
Description: Experience the Florida wilderness just outside of Tampa.
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I was only passing thru town, on August 30, Stayed at the Park for One Night It is a Very Big park, Lots of Hiking and Trails available, right on the river, The Park even has a Public Swimming pool The campground, is located on the river, Spend the Day fishing, The RV spots a little tight, if your traveling... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Great place to see nature first hand. Take a walk on the nature trails and see all sort of animals on land and in the water.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I came to the park with my family, on August 30th, 2014. We come here often to have picnics and enjoy the playground and the quietness away from the city. But on this day, there happened to be a large ugly bounce house thay was powered by an incredibly noisy generator. This ruined our experience and we were unable to... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great park, hospitality amazing. Poolside cafe had great food. Nancy even offered to buy us bait on her way to work so we could fish! Way above and beyond! Will be back for sure!

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Stayed in our RV for 3 nights. If you like nature this is the place. Camp sites for the most part are large and flat. Some were swamped and muddy due to recent rainy season. Ask when you book. Bathrooms appeared clean with large shower areas. Big swimming pool that's free to all campers. Canoe, bicycle and golf cart rentals... More

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Ocala, Florida, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Keep in mind that it is Florida and during the rainy season, you are going to have mosquitoes. That being said, bring the bug spray and you will be fine. My husband and I brought our pop-up camper without the kids to try the park out. The campsite was nice and spacious. We brought our bikes and rode them everywhere... More

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Orlando, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This park was beautiful. My husband and I walked the trails here. Typical Florida Trails with an addition of a class two water rapid. This park opened in the 30's so there are some historical learning points there. There's a really cool suspension bridge that is original to the park. I didn't get in the pool but it's Huge!!! There... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I have been going to this park since I was small and it never fails to calm me. Its out of the way location makes you feel relaxed and far from the hustle of the everyday world. It has many places you can visit and many activities you can do. It brings out the relaxed and calm sense of self.... More

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Eastpoint, Florida
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80 reviews 80 reviews
21 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Great camping and hiking park and for family picnics. More camping sites need to be paved as flooding is prevalent in summer. Pool is very nice but the Poolside Café is GREAT! Really surprised, but on a rec from a friend, we tried the cheeseburger and it was awesome. Large handmade patty and Tinas special mayo! And then go hiking... More

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Land O Lakes, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We originally went mainly for the pool, but it was crowded, and I have heard from others who complain about that as well. It is a beautiful park to camp or hike. Bring your 4-legged family members as they are welcome, but I would suggest to bring doggie-bags/used newspaper bags to pick up their poop out of courtesy, so no... More

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