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Hillsborough River State Park

15402 U.S. 301 North, Thonotosassa, FL 33592
813-987-6771
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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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Land O Lakes, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

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Homosassa Springs, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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

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Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

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Orange City, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

By far, if you love riding your bike, or can't resist driving around in a golf cart, or like the huge swimming pool, or you’re into people watching, this park's for you! Always bring your bug repellent, and always make certain your pet has a flea and tick collar. We camp in a 27 foot travel trailer, along with 2... More

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The park is beautiful. Trails for bikes and walking are terrific. Wildlife is everywhere. The rangers are terrific and helpful. The campground is in desperate need of renovations. After the rains, many sites are under water and extremely muddy. Why the state doesn't bring in loads of gravel is a question no one could answer. The legislature needs to address... More

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Tampa, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Have camped here twice and keep discovering new things. The pool is included as a camper. It is great after a hike. Open in the summer. They have canoe rentals but lots of gators in the river. Lovely though. The Rapids trail is a nice little hike. Campground good. We liked our site 52. Will come back.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We visit many state parks camping and this by far has been one of our favorites. So much to do (kayaking, swimming, fishing, geocaching, hiking and more). Grounds are very well-maintained. Hiking trails are nice and very scenic. Boardwalks and suspension bridge along trails are very nice. Lots of picnic areas. Campground is quiet and sites vary in size and... More

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Tampa, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My wife and I visited Hillsborough River State Park for the first time yesterday afternoon after finishing a Kayak run further south on the river. What a wonderful park! We enjoyed our picnic lunch (that my wife had prepared earlier) by the river front while sharing "tales" of wildlife sightings with fellow park goers. There are plenty of picnic tables... More

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Hudson, Florida, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

You feel welcomed from the moment you are greeted at the gate. There are many things to do. Trails, one goes to some rapids, one goes over a suspention bridge, many many many aligators can be seen throughout your walk. They rent canoes, some really cool 4 person bikes with a little roof over them. They also have a swimming... More

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