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Hillsborough River State Park

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Grand Kids Spring Break 2019

We took our Grand Kids camping for spring break. The camp ground is very nice, and the sites are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Geneva, Florida
Kayak with the gators!

We rented kayaks and had a lovely 2-3 hour paddle down the Hillsborough River. The flow is so slow... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our Grand Kids camping for spring break. The camp ground is very nice, and the sites are spacious with new picnic tables and fire pits. Every afternoon some one from the park circulates with firewood and ice for sale. They have a large...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mstephens3701
Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented kayaks and had a lovely 2-3 hour paddle down the Hillsborough River. The flow is so slow, you paddle as far as you like, then turn around and paddle back the same route you came... Kinda nice, if you get too hot, you...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Thirtysomething02
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a typical Florida state park. It has water and electric hookups, showers and flush toilets. The rangers and countless volunteers who run the park are friendly, helpful, and keep the place running really well. There is a reconstructed fort from the Seminole wars...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Gregthetenor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you’re an outdoors person visiting the Tampa Bay, FL area and want to have a break away from the crowds of the city, and you enjoy the forest, then look no further then Hillsboro River State Park. Here you’ll find a peaceful mix of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Travel_Jes
Reviewed February 4, 2019

Have passed Hillsborough River State Park many times on our way to north Florida, we decided to check it out for a future all day outing or multi-day camping experience. No question, we'll return for a much longer visit. The trails, river views, huge swimming...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Edward O
Reviewed January 21, 2019

We spend a couple of hours here walking some of the trails; could have spent more time if we had it. Beautiful walks along the river and then back into the wooded areas. Bridges across the river give great spots for watching the canoes and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MN_Walkers
Reviewed January 20, 2019

Helpful staff, maps, many trails. We hiked the River Rapids Trail, Baynard Trail, and Wetlands Restoration Trail. Wonderful nature!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Traci H
Reviewed January 16, 2019

We had a great time camping here and enjoying their pool which is operated by a private vendor and has a separate cost. The pool is 1/2 acre, HUGE, kid friendly with all edges being shallow, very intersting design, like wading in a the beach....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

An amazing ride in the River and we saw some Alligators realle close to our Canoe, I can ensure you that we were taking it very careful. They were swimming around us very close, and some passages is very narrow. It was an exceptional experience.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank rogz2013
Reviewed January 5, 2019

We hiked here a couple of years ago and decide to give camping a try on our way south to Fort Myers. The Campsite was OK, nothing special. We arrived late so we setup our tent in the dark, not a big deal with our...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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March 10, 2019|
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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