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“Nature but not much else”
Review of Hillsborough River

Hillsborough River
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Owner description: State park campground in forest and along river.
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Nature but not much else”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you were looking to get away and see nature, then do this. If you are looking to stop and picnic or eat at a restaurant, then change plans. Fortunately, we packed our own lunches and thoroughly enjoyed this canoe trip down the river. Gators, turtles, and other wildlife.

Visited June 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Big state park with a small fee”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Have been to the Hillsborough River State Park 5 times now and each time we find a new path to follow. Loved the canopy of trees (shade in Florida is a blessing). Bring your camera because, even if your don't see wild pigs or alligators or turtles or birds or fish, you will want to capture the beautiful river and the foliage.

Visited June 2013
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Tampa, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Dirty River but a good float”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Went on the river for on the way to Gasperilla. I put in at the boat ramp near the Lowery Park Zoo which was a nice ramp with bathrooms. The river goes right into the heart of tampa where the Pirate ship docks. I wouldnt suggest swimming in the river

Visited June 2013
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Pinellas Park, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great state park experience”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Great camping facility. River at great level for kayaks and canoes.
Wonderful picnic area. Very shaded. Our dog loves the walking trails.

Visited May 2013
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Tacoma, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great River Walk”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Loved the riverside walkway, very scenic. The only downside is that it is discontinuous at several points with signs pointing you to a downtown sidewalk a block away and then back to the walk. I hope they can complete the walk, then it would be 5 star.

Visited June 2013
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