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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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“state park” (17 reviews)
“canoe trip” (7 reviews)
“canoe escape” (5 reviews)
1101 E River Cove St, Tampa, FL 33604-3257
+1 813-975-2160
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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

Thank denizsoylu
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
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
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
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
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

1  Thank Thea M
Reviewed 13 July 2016

If you enjoy nature and canoeing or kayaking - go HERE! Full of things to see and do, it is the best of natural Florida. Beautiful hours spent just hanging out here with our family and with my husband and I. Bring your binocs and...More

Thank LisaBrock
Reviewed 23 June 2016

I canoe down this river many times. always peaceful and lots of nature to look at. Also I have hiked around the river, always nice to look at and be one in nature. lots of shade, but should bring water with you.

Thank Teegra2015
Reviewed 25 April 2016

WE stopped by a park and walked around.Took pictures of the wildlife and such, , its a river that has some much life and is quiet.

Thank jameswL5775IC
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Beautiful state park. But was disgusted that we camp there because are kids are older and love swimming you have to pay $4.00 per person and pool closes @ 6. That was part of the reason we came to Florida was to swim and enjoy...More

Thank tzshowgirl
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Cathy R
Considering kayaking Sargeant Park to Morris Brudge to Trout Creek with friends. Due to a bad back, need to get out of kayak a few times during the 7-1/2 mile run. Are there any stop off points along the route?
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.
Any place we could rent a small motor boat to putt down the river?
21 March 2015|
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.
catherine R
thinking about a 2-3 camping experience with 2 dogs is this possible in the state park? need an out of the way tent campsite
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.