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Love the Nature Center

For a $2 per car entry fee, this place is great! Pavilions, trails, boardwalks, canoeing, and a... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2018
Palm Harbor, Florida
via mobile
Nice little park

I've been to this park several times to kayak. Easy kayak launch. Nice easy paddling, beautiful... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2018
Port Richey, Florida
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8001 Double Branch Rd, Tampa, FL 33635-9657
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Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

For a $2 per car entry fee, this place is great! Pavilions, trails, boardwalks, canoeing, and a nature center with fish, lobster, snakes, and turtles... all set in a semi manicured, rustic Florida setting. Had a great day here with my 14 year old.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank I2432NFscottc
Reviewed January 22, 2018

I've been to this park several times to kayak. Easy kayak launch. Nice easy paddling, beautiful scenery. Very clean park, nice shelters and picnic areas. Have not walked the trails but they look nice. Only $2 to park. You can also rent kayaks which are...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank wards33
Reviewed March 29, 2017

A buddy of mine introduced me to this place and it is a hidden gem for sure. I had no idea this place existed right off of Hillsborough Avenue. It was only $ 2.00 to enter the park and I rented a kayak for $...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Iegep
Reviewed March 3, 2017

One of the best parks in the area for hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, picnicking and pure natural beauty. The first field trip i took while attending TJHS. Bring the family and kids. Enjoy the top of the bay and its natural beauty. Lots of wildlife...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Drew F
Reviewed February 20, 2017

Recommended by a friend. Nice park. Nature center was informative. Park ranger very pleasant and helpful. Bathroom was clean. Pathways are nicely laid out and easy to traverse. Great nature viewing opportunities. Walkway along the water on two trails. $2 entry per car. Can rent...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank msrbhall
Reviewed January 27, 2017

Located just off the Tampa Rd at Double Branch Rd the park is not signposted from the main road so not immediately easy to find. Entrance is $2 per car - you fill an envelope and retain the tear tag for display in windscreen. There...More

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank nnmercman
Reviewed January 25, 2017 via mobile

This is a really nice though small Park. Beautiful location right by the river. You really feel like you are completely away from civilization.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Teresa S
Reviewed January 14, 2017

Spent the day at the Upper Bay Trail Park, which is located on the south side of Hillsborough Drive. Found the park just by turning down a road, looking for an inlet or channel to the Bay, what a surprise. There are hiking trails, short...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Someone posted 25.00 entry, not so. It's 25.00 to rent a canoe or kayak for 24 hours. We rented 3 for two adults and 3 kids. We had a great time! Easy for beginners. Wear sports sandles is you can. Some sand bars have shell...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Don L
Reviewed September 29, 2016

The kayaking is great and affordable. Rangers are super nice and friendly as well. Don't go expecting a good trail, but for what it is, it's a nice little park.

Date of experience: June 2016
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October 18, 2016|
Response from ace2016 | Reviewed this property |
Upper Tampa Bay Park opens from Sunrise to Sunset, Have a great day.