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Address: 1101 E River Cove St, Tampa, FL 33604-3257
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State park campground in forest and along river.

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Beautiful and relaxing

Lovely walks that the city is still constructing along the river. Free cellphone charging points along the way too! Many picnic areas and restroom stops if you need them. Take... read more

Reviewed February 28, 2015
Frank G
Hindhead, United Kingdom
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Hindhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 28, 2015

Lovely walks that the city is still constructing along the river. Free cellphone charging points along the way too! Many picnic areas and restroom stops if you need them. Take bug spray!

Thank Frank G
Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a beautiful river. We rented a canoe the river twist and turns and is so relaxing. The only down side is lack of bathrooms. Still a really good time

Thank Sharon H
Dunedin, Florida
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Reviewed January 11, 2015

The City of Tampa and County have been working to clean up the river and enhance its features....boardwalks and taxi service and signature waterfront buildings and landscaping with native plants and a dog park. Used for rowing races.

1 Thank DianneWheatley
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

This state park is great. The river is beautiful and there are lots of wildlife coming and going; we saw squirrels, woodpeckers, a gator and a raccoon. You can hire canoes and kayaks (pretty pricey really) and there's a pool that's free for campers with a cafe attached. My only issue was with the campgrounds, the sights are fairly big... More 

Thank Lisa M
Stevensville, Maryland
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Reviewed December 15, 2014

Yeah, lots of 'em. We canoed the river & wow...don't flip your canoe. Pretty sure the inspiration for the new Godzilla movie was taken from one of the monsters we saw. When you see someone in a fishing boat WITH A MOTOR going the other way & they say...big gator down there...believe them.

3 Thank Karissa S
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Reviewed December 2, 2014

Downstream of the dam is tidal and fully developed. Upstream of the dam is used for a lot of recreation. The most scenic part is north of Fletcher Avenue all of which is idle speed only. Hillsborough River State Park is a great day trip for hiking and camping.

Thank G2services
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Reviewed November 3, 2014

We went kayaking as a family and the trip was just beautiful. There was so much wildlife- we saw turtles, fish, snakes and even some alligators. The kayaking was just challenging enough to make it interesting and time for a lot of laughs when we got temporarily stuck.

1 Thank Cecilia Y
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Reviewed November 2, 2014

Brand new river walk is very well done and offers beautiful views of the best building of Tampa, both day and night. Plenty of seating places, some water works, public toilets.

Thank Nina V
North Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed October 11, 2014

Wow, one loves nature, we should not forget visiting this kind of cute and beautiful river...very nice

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Celebration, Florida
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Reviewed October 9, 2014

The Hillsborough River park natural beauty and charm is all around. You must take a bike ride around the park and enjoy the scenery. The park is full of amenities, and is a beautiful place to hang around and spend a day or so wallowing in this natural beauty.

1 Thank MoChehab53

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