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“Scenic!”
Review of Hillsborough River

Hillsborough River
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Owner description: State park campground in forest and along river.
Land O Lakes FL
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Scenic!”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

I've been kayaking on the Hillsborough river a few times and each time is great. There is a lot to see. Plants and wildlife for sure! I wouldn't recommend getting in the water due to the alligators! I've seen all sorts of birds and turtles along the river. Very pretty, very "everglades".

Visited May 2013
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Tampa, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Peaceful day on the river”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

Canoes, kayaks and small fishing boasts are frequent guests on the Hillsborough river. The calm waters & cypress trees make it a favorite place for people who want to get away from stress.

Visited June 2013
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Santa Maria de Dota, Costa Rica
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great day excursion.”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

The Hillsborough River is a fantastic place to spend a day. Great kayaking place - One of the best in Florida!!

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Tampa, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Great river for a canoe/kayak.”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Awesome river for a leisure trip; enough current for minimal paddling unless you're in a hurry. Lots of wildlife, great for birding, viewing alligators, turtles, etc. There are picnic and bathroom facilities available within the state park.

Visited April 2013
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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A leisurely boat ride”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Boating past the modern shiny buildings on one side and the exotic architecture of the U. of Tampa on the other is the perfect way to appreciate the heart of downtown. Also, the crewing graffiti under the bridges is intriguing.

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