We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hillsborough River State Park

15402 U.S. 301 North, Thonotosassa, FL 33592
Improve this listing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Bodies of Water
Description: Experience the Florida wilderness just outside of Tampa.
Write a Review

116 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ocala, Florida, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orlando, Florida
Senior Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eastpoint, Florida
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Land O Lakes, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Beautiful park. The river rapids trail is a very nice walk and the river rapid moves along nice. Wear bug spray though. There are lots of mosquitoes in the hot stagnit water on the ground. Very clean park and lots of activities to do and things to rent. Reasonable food and drink prices and very large pool to cool off... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Homosassa Springs, Florida
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Friends of ours invited us to go to Hillsborough River State Park with them for some fishing and a swim in the massive pool. We opted not to pack a lunch, but decided instead to eat at the pool's snack bar when we got there as he had heard good things about it. $6 for a car load, $4pp to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Tampa, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Went to walk the trails and visit the park for my first time was amazed at how beautiful it is!!!!A must see the rapids trail is awesome being that rapids are rare in Tampa they have a swimming pool,camp ground.picnice area and kayak and canoe rentals

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Hillsborough River State Park also viewed


Been to Hillsborough River State Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Hillsborough River State Park, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing