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Hillsborough River

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Address: 1101 E River Cove St, Tampa, FL 33604-3257
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+1 813-975-2160

State park campground in forest and along river.

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Live on the Hillsboro River

Live on the Hillsboro River,A great place for boating ,fishing.and during the cold season you may see a manatee are two.

Reviewed July 12, 2015
Alex P
Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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34 reviews
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Reviewed July 12, 2015

Live on the Hillsboro River,A great place for boating ,fishing.and during the cold season you may see a manatee are two.

1 Thank Alex P
Lakeland, Florida
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27 reviews
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Reviewed July 9, 2015

I enjoyed my ride down Hillsborough River.. I launched just off Fowler exit (from I- 75) at a public ramp. The river was slow enough I could paddle against the current for a half mile then a quicker ride back. The only thing I didn't care for was both sides of the river is full of private houses all the... More 

1 Thank kcola123
Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed July 9, 2015

Canoe, kyaak, pontoon boat... they are all great ways to see the river. Wildlife at every turn. Gators, turtles, hawks, ospreys, mallards, and more. The entire river is minimum wake, slow for the entire portion north of 56th Street in Temple Terrace. Thre are two boat ramps, one at the park in Temple Terrace, just off Riverhills Drive and another... More 

Thank bbqisme
Panama City, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2015

A beautiful place for an evening stroll... You get a great view of the Tampa skyline and can see the minarets of the University of Tampa. There are places to sit and stop and get something to eat. Joggers and families were using it and it felt quite safe in the evening.

Thank PC32405
Tampa, Florida
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333 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2015

We took our 17' boat down a few times. Nice relaxing somewhat scenic trip. We see several people kayaking. That would not be for us as there are gators too. They do not seem to bother the kayakers or the boaters.

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Plant City, Florida
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Reviewed July 1, 2015

We went swimming in a crowded pool. went fishing and got eaten up by mosquitoes. but the park was still nice

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Tampa, Florida
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27 reviews
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Reviewed June 15, 2015

Spent a nice day on the river- put in at Lowry park on a thursday- the day was beautiful and the boat ramp was very good- could only find one place to dock and eat on the river which made the day not as great as it could have been

2 Thank pamela c
South Florida, Florida
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Reviewed June 2, 2015

Enjoyed outdoors Rec Hall and Splash pool. We had a good canopy of trees for shade while outdoor sunshine.

Thank Al J
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Reviewed May 20, 2015

My son love to look at the water and this is a great place to do so. Plus there is a park so you can burn off all that energy and have a sleepy baby at night.

Thank Sant'a J
Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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171 reviews
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Reviewed May 4, 2015

The listing for Hillsborough River Kayak isn't included on the Trip Advisor listing so I'm creating one. Discovered this family operated kayak rental on a search and glad I did. The part of the river (near Alicia Avenue) where you enter is scenic, easy when there's no wind, and is very cost effective. A few more strokes (plus) and you... More 

5 Thank LvmjV

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