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Hillsborough River

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Address: 1101 East River Cove, Tampa, FL 33612
Phone Number: 813-975-2160
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State park campground in forest and along river.

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Wonderful, peaceful...

Need I say more...kayaking down the river can certainly be a peaceful one. The river spans for some 60 miles and you can definitely enjoy it if you have that time. You won't be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Roger P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Need I say more...kayaking down the river can certainly be a peaceful one. The river spans for some 60 miles and you can definitely enjoy it if you have that time. You won't be disappointed.

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Thank Roger P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There is a State Park on the river and if you are traveling with children this is a place to stop. There is a very nice campground there if you are camping or RVing....I have camped there several times over the years, and would recommend it if you really want to enjoy the river.

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Thank Thea M
Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you enjoy nature and canoeing or kayaking - go HERE! Full of things to see and do, it is the best of natural Florida. Beautiful hours spent just hanging out here with our family and with my husband and I. Bring your binocs and come early for good bird watching too!

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Thank LisaBrock
St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I canoe down this river many times. always peaceful and lots of nature to look at. Also I have hiked around the river, always nice to look at and be one in nature. lots of shade, but should bring water with you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

WE stopped by a park and walked around.Took pictures of the wildlife and such, , its a river that has some much life and is quiet.

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Custer, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful state park. But was disgusted that we camp there because are kids are older and love swimming you have to pay $4.00 per person and pool closes @ 6. That was part of the reason we came to Florida was to swim and enjoy weather. Sadly we left after only being there for two days. You should have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

My daughter is attending USF and we decided to get some exercise and walk around this riverfront. It is very nicely done, easy to walk and beautiful neighborhood surrounding it. I would definitely recommend this as a beautiful way to get some exercise.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

We live about an hour south and love coming up to the Hillsborough to canoe/kayak. We use Canoe Escape, an outfitter in the Sergeant state park. Last Saturday morning it was quiet and misty amidst the Spanish moss and cypress knees. We were greeted with lot of wading birds, turtles, several baby alligators and two adults sunning themselves. We kayaked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

They have great trails to walk and great nature and rapids and boating and walking and jogging and so on. You will love this park is nature and exercise is you deal. There are picnic areas as well. Take LOTS of Bug and Sun Screen Spray with you. Dog are welcome but must be in buggies or they can only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We loved this park and campground for our on night stay. The old trees are beautiful and they have kayak and bike rentals, a nice playground for the kids and walks for every taste. The river is almost black and stunning. Definately something to stay longer next time.

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