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Hillsborough River

1101 E River Cove St, Tampa, FL 33604-3257
+1 813-975-2160
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State park campground in forest and along river.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1101 E River Cove St, Tampa, FL 33604-3257
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Hillsborough River State Park - a lovely park with great walking and camping - and also did the Canoe Escape out of Sergeant County Park. We floated down the river for 3 hours in the midst of amazing wildlife, and then they picked...More

Thank LML22
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

My wife and I have canoed this river many times. We used to take our youth groups down part of the river during the Great River Raft Races. Those ended after one young person from another group drown. Those were the days when the river...More

Thank Bob19512014
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

This is a great river that has many points of access. Many parks and a great place to take a day outing.

Thank Hermon D
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Water was afflicted by an algae bloom during my visit. Just idling either up, or down, the Hillsborough river churned up a smelly cloud of silt. Ramp was easy to use and void of any other boaters. The locals probaby know better than to launch...More

Thank pinelighterknot
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

It is very nature and native area. We have been tubing by the river, it took about 4 to 5 hours. You can swim, you can just sit on your tube and enjoy the river and beautiful houses just by the river, also you can...More

1  Thank denizsoylu
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

There are rental boats, Taxi's, rental canoes that are available to travel all the way up to Lowry's zoo and beyond up to the dam. You can see manatees, various birds, fish and see various homes.

1  Thank jenjen40
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

The State park is the place to go. Hiking, boating, exploring, camping, RVs etc. Any and all are fun here. Give it a try

Thank obiwan205
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

You can catch many different views of the river from various parts of the Tampa FL area. There are numerous bridges over the river and it actually flows into the area know a River Walk in downtown Tampa/

Thank James C
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Need I say more...kayaking down the river can certainly be a peaceful one. The river spans for some 60 miles and you can definitely enjoy it if you have that time. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Roger P
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

There is a State Park on the river and if you are traveling with children this is a place to stop. There is a very nice campground there if you are camping or RVing....I have camped there several times over the years, and would recommend...More

2  Thank Thea M
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Cathy R
2 June 2015|
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Response from LvmjV | Reviewed this property |
Not to my knowledge ~ just some resting places. Then again I only kayaked a section.
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traveler140
21 March 2015|
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Response from G2services | Reviewed this property |
There are no boat rentals on the river. You can rent a canoe at the Hillsborough State Park. The most fun would be a canoe or kayak trip from the park down to USF.
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catherine R
26 December 2014|
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Response from katlizzy | Reviewed this property |
Hi, dogs are allowed on a lease. There are several camp sites. I would recommend spring or fall. Summers are crowded and very humid and hot. Lots of insects. Winter is good too but it can get cold.
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