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“Fabulous kayaking” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hillsborough River

Hillsborough River
1101 East River Cove, Tampa, FL 33612
813-975-2160
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Ranked #12 of 92 Attractions in Tampa
Type: Bodies of Water, Forests
Activities: Camping, Kayaking
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Owner description: State park campground in forest and along river.
gulfport, fl
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Fabulous kayaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

This is a great river to paddle, and a really good choice if you're taking someone new to kayaking. We put in at Sargents Park, take out at Morris Bridge for lunch and then end at Trout Creek. The wildlife you see is wonderful and the river is a great blend of straight open areas and then fun twisty turny parts. It's my go-to river for a day trip. Have camped at the state park and it was lovely as well.

Visited April 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Lots of good hiking trails, camp grounds, fishing and boating fun for the whole family.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We visit many of the state and county parks on the Hillsborough River. Most of the parks charge a small fee to use the facilitys

Visited February 2013
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Clearwater, Florida, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great Family Camping”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

There is plenty to do, we camp there at least once a year. Plenty of canoes, pool is huge, great for little kids with graded entry. Camping pads are lovely. Bring your bike, binoculars, and happy faces!

Visited July 2012
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Coldwater, MI
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5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
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“Great camping”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Enjoyed two nights camping here.Very friendly campers and nice, large lots.Bathrooms clean and even though the park was full every night,never had to wait for showers.most people were in RV's but we tented.About a 10 minute drive to Zephry Hills which has stores and good places to eat.Park even has washers and dryers- which were being used by a
Ot of campers.

Visited February 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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“An unexpected adventure!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Took a boat ride through the river and had a great time. Without expecting it a bunch of dolphins came to play with us and followed the boat throughout the river. Got to see the city of Tampa from a whole different perspective. I would definitely recommend it.

Visited February 2013
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