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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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Empty After Back-to-School

Took my two daughters today and found the park almost empty. Large pool and only four other people in it. We only stayed a couple hours in order to check it out for a future... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Tampa, Florida
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Took my two daughters today and found the park almost empty. Large pool and only four other people in it. We only stayed a couple hours in order to check it out for a future visit. $6 to get in, $4 per person to use the pool, and about $30 for the three of us to have lunch at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great hiking trails. Saw many gators in the river along the hiking trails. Wonderful how preserved this park is. Cafe onsite to grab food and water as well. Best hiking in Florida and the park is big.

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orlando
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My wife and I camped at Hillsborough River State Park the week of August 11. First the good. This is a great park for exploring, hiking, biking,boating, animal watching and swimming. Staff is very polite. The bad. There were heavy rains prior to our arrival. Many of the sites were under water. We had pre registered through Reserve America. When... More 

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Zephyrhills, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I am A native Of Hillsborough county Florida . I have lived in the area moct of my 74 years ' I have watched Hillsborough river state park grow from a small picnic area with a few tables along the side of the riverto a large beautiful area well maintained with plenty of security where families can go have fun... More 

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Wesley Chapel, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I love this place and go whenever I can. Staff is friendly and fun. From paddling a canoe to swimming in the pool to hiking the trails, there is something to do around every corner.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

When my family and I first drove into Hillsborough River State Park, the scenery looked as if it jumped right out of the set of Jurassic Park. Enormous trees, misty air, and no human life. As we drove further into the park, we stopped at the guard station, where the attendant was extremely helpful in directing us toward the trails... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Ok, so I made a reservation for 2 days (prepaid) and arrived and set up our tent before nightfall. It started to rain and didn't stop at all. We had to leave about 15 hours later as our tent flooded. No refunds offered, nothing. All we did for $60+ is set up our tent. I had to pull it down... More 

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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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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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