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Hillsborough River State Park

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Great Place to Stay! Beware if it is wet!

We have stayed here twice for trips to Tampa. We really enjoyed it both times. The campsites are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jesup, Georgia
Kayak & Canoe launch: good to know gouge follows for LOOKING AT THE TREES!

It’s hard to imagine ANY paddling place in Florida NOT being totally outstanding. The only... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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Experience the Florida wilderness just outside of Tampa.
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15402 N US Highway 301, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-2318
+1 813-987-6771
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed here twice for trips to Tampa. We really enjoyed it both times. The campsites are large and really pretty. The bathhouses were a little odd.... one dressing room with two showers. That was a little awkward. The state park and river itself...More

1  Thank gmaj_05
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It’s hard to imagine ANY paddling place in Florida NOT being totally outstanding. The only question is HOW to get there and BE PREPARED to safely launch and recover. Please go to paddleflorida.net to decide how much of this 30-mile trail you want to tackle...More

Thank CanoeU70
Reviewed October 6, 2018

escape back to nature with boat rentals available to tour the park via Hillsborough River. Several walking trails available, various lengths and durability for beginners to pro hilkers. Enjoy a picnic as well and relax in the great scenery. There is also a campground for...More

1  Thank Roberta H
Reviewed August 16, 2018

My wife and I drove here from St. Pete for the pool and a little picnic. It is significantly quieter if you go to the pool on a weekday. There were maybe only 50 people between the pool and picnic pavillions. Also, if you get...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed July 29, 2018

This Florida State Park is great if you're looking for somewhere to camp near Tampa but not in the middle of the hustle and bustle! Something that sets it aside from other state parks is that it has a pool! This is a great amenity...More

Thank jouppioutdoors
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

We went over to Hillsborough River State Park to visit with some family camping in the RV camping area. The staff was very helpful showing us where to go. The park is well signed and we had little trouble finding our family. There has been...More

Thank TrailTrekker15
Reviewed July 17, 2018

Wonderful Woods,Beautiful Habitat for all types of Florida animals and plants!!Gators, Cranes, Hawks, All types of water fowl!

Thank jrf3197
Reviewed June 12, 2018

We had a disappointing experience with the pool today. We picked today to go swimming because it was one of the least likely days to rain than we have had in weeks! The life guard had amazing hearing and must of heard thunder from Tampa...More

2  Thank printing4power
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

We took grandkids(age 6 & 3) for first time camp experience for 2 nights. It was awesome. Hiked and fished, several playgrounds, beautiful pool. We took outside games,balls, coloring fun, DVDs. We will be going back! They only had 1 lifeguard,so capacity was 100, which...More

Thank Debbie O
Reviewed June 1, 2018

This is a good place if you want to Camp for the weekend or just take a short nature hike. It even has rapids in a section of the river which is uncommon in this part of Florida. This park features plenty of beautiful plants...More

1  Thank Restless_in_Tampa
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July 4, 2018|
Response from Restless_in_Tampa | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember the name of the trail, but I can give you some general directions. You want to go on the main trail that goes parallel on the opposite side of the river from the side with the main road. I believe it is a... More
April 26, 2018|
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Response from ammomof3 | Reviewed this property |
In my opinion, none of the sites close to the water are private. They are close together and some are short. You'll find larger, more private sites away from the water. We like sites 50, 52, 104, 10, 17, 19. You can also... More