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“A leisurely boat ride” 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 #24 of 204 things to do in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Camping, Kayaking
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Owner description: State park campground in forest and along river.
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A leisurely boat ride”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Boating past the modern shiny buildings on one side and the exotic architecture of the U. of Tampa on the other is the perfect way to appreciate the heart of downtown. Also, the crewing graffiti under the bridges is intriguing.

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gulfport, fl
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“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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“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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“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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“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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