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“Fabulous kayaking” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hillsborough River

Hillsborough River
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Ranked #35 of 182 things to do in Tampa
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Owner description: State park campground in forest and along river.
gulfport, fl
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42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Fabulous kayaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

This is a great river to paddle, and a really good choice if you're taking someone new to kayaking. We put in at Sargents Park, take out at Morris Bridge for lunch and then end at Trout Creek. The wildlife you see is wonderful and the river is a great blend of straight open areas and then fun twisty turny parts. It's my go-to river for a day trip. Have camped at the state park and it was lovely as well.

Visited April 2013
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Austin, Texas
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131 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Lots of good hiking trails, camp grounds, fishing and boating fun for the whole family.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We visit many of the state and county parks on the Hillsborough River. Most of the parks charge a small fee to use the facilitys

Visited February 2013
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Clearwater, Florida, United States
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Family Camping”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

There is plenty to do, we camp there at least once a year. Plenty of canoes, pool is huge, great for little kids with graded entry. Camping pads are lovely. Bring your bike, binoculars, and happy faces!

Visited July 2012
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Louisville, Kentucky
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38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great camping”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Enjoyed two nights camping here.Very friendly campers and nice, large lots.Bathrooms clean and even though the park was full every night,never had to wait for showers.most people were in RV's but we tented.About a 10 minute drive to Zephry Hills which has stores and good places to eat.Park even has washers and dryers- which were being used by a
Ot of campers.

Visited February 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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59 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“An unexpected adventure!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Took a boat ride through the river and had a great time. Without expecting it a bunch of dolphins came to play with us and followed the boat throughout the river. Got to see the city of Tampa from a whole different perspective. I would definitely recommend it.

Visited February 2013
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