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Hillsborough River State Park

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Address: 15402 U.S. 301 North, Thonotosassa, FL 33592
Phone Number: 813-987-6771
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Description: Experience the Florida wilderness just outside of Tampa.

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This park have a little of everything fishing, walk trail swimming pool canoeing you can even do BBQ take the dog with you, they do have alligator and turtles . It is fun to visit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This park have a little of everything fishing, walk trail swimming pool canoeing you can even do BBQ take the dog with you, they do have alligator and turtles . It is fun to visit you will never know what to find there it is an adventure all together.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is a nice state park with large camp sites. Bath house was ok, but hot. We saw the pool area, and it's big, but were unable to visit it. We spent a lot of time visiting attractions in Tampa and the pool area closes around 4-5 pm. I think that campers should be able to use it until sunset.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Our family of four (kids 12 & 7) have camped here several time and continue to be impressed with this fantastic park. The campsites are nicely shaded & private. There is a picnic table & Fire pit with grill grate. Water & electric are included & the dump station is convenient. The bath houses are clean. The pool is HUGE!... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Four huge parking lots to pick from. Fortunately they gave us a map of the State Park at the gate. Parking lot #4 is closest to the swimming pool (we could see the gold cart rentals!). We chose to park in parking lot #3. This was a great hunch. Bathrooms (not porto-potties!) were easily accessible, the large playground for the... More 

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We just visited this park on the June 19th weekend and we could not be happier with the visit. We started the morning by kayaking on the clear waters of the Hillsborough River, the views are fantastic you can see fish swimming just by looking at the side of your boat, we also had the opportunity to spot several alligators,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We spent a lovely day canoeing on the river, picnicking and taking pictures. Lovely! The park was clean and well-maintained - definitely worth the $6 entrance fee.

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Odessa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We've lived here a long time; but, didn't know about this park. It was really lush and beautiful! It was surprising 2 C the river rapids. There were insects--we had 2 walk really fast 2 stay away from the biting flies!!! (May 2015). They have an enormous swimming pool. We ate at the concession stand in front of the swimming... More 

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Marco Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The river is absolutely beautiful, very clear and wonderful for kayaking or canoeing. There are alligators but leave them alone and they won't bother you. The campsites are mostly ok, some are more private then others. The hiking and biking trails are very nice, many of them run alongside the river. The pool was closed for two days while we... More 

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Oakwood, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My husband and I greatly enjoyed this park. Park staff is very friendly. The park and hiking trails are very nice and well maintained. At the time of our visit one of the bridges on the hiking trail was closed for repair although the end of the hike could be completed as an in and out. The river is beautiful... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

What a nice day. We had just bought our Kayaks and wanted to put them in the water and the park was really close. We had been there on the foot trails and loved it but never on the river. We were able to go up river a good distance and we saw 10-20 gators of all sizes just hanging... More 

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Additional Information about Hillsborough River State Park

Address: 15402 U.S. 301 North, Thonotosassa, FL 33592
Phone Number: 813-987-6771
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Thonotosassa
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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