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“undergoing some renovations” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Upper Tampa Bay Park

Upper Tampa Bay Park
8001 Double Branch Road, 6044 fishhawk cros sing. Blvd. Lithia fl. 33547, Tampa, FL 33635
(813) 855-1765
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Ranked #29 of 60 Attractions in Tampa
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Tarpon Springs
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“undergoing some renovations”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Lovely place, bring bug spray or repellant. Great Nature Park and wonderful new play area for young children. The boardwalk was closed however it should hopefully be fixed. They have fish and snakes in aquariums and is worth the visit

Visited April 2013
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Ballston Spa, New York
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72 attraction reviews
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Nice, Quiet Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Maybe it was because I was here on a weekday that it was pretty quiet? There was only one mom and young son in the visitor center--and they were having a blast looking at all the critter inside! Lots of info on many different levels and subjects. Nifty hiking trails. I took the Eagle Trail out to the water's edge. Paddling these waters would also be fun.

Visited April 2013
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Havelock,NC
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“Wow, nice park!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

It cost $2 to park for single car. Plenty pf pavillions to picnic at. Walking trails throughout the park. Kayak and canoe rentals $25 for 4 hours, but watch your time. Nice playground area and a volleyball court. The fishing pier and trail by it was closed for looked like fixing the boardwalk. They have a nature center wish fish, snakes and other critters. This is a very well cared for park and really provides all you need for a nice afternoon out..CHEAP.

Visited April 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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“Always quiet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Decided to go to this place to try and get some of the dog's energy out and it was perfect. There is a nice trail loop near the Nature Center not the Otter trail (I believe it's being renovated right now). I then found another trail down the road across from the playground area called the Eagle trail and that's a great stroll down to a little boardwalk/pier. You can walk down right into the water which is only about 6-12 inches deep for a very very long time.

There are also nice facilities lots of pavilions and grills, not sure if they need to be rented or first come first serve and canoeing for $25 or bring your own kayak/canoe.

Great quiet place

Visited May 2013
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NYC
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8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
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“Fun for everyone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013 via mobile

Wanting to take the family out but also do some fishing with the kids...... Great park, nature trails, places to play, find little crabs and lizard, little kid park and most important a fishing pier. Today it was being upgraded and while it looks nice we could not use it so for $25 we rented a canoe and I took two kids fishing in the wilderness. No kidding your in wilderness among nature and mangroves. We saw only one other person on the water. Lots of fish jumping around. What a blast. The entrance is nort obvious off the main road.so drive slowly and you will see it. Worth going.

Visited May 2013
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