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Upper Tampa Bay Park

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Address: 8001 Double Branch Rd, Tampa, FL 33635-9657
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Nice way to spend a few hours

Recommended by a friend. Nice park. Nature center was informative. Park ranger very pleasant and helpful. Bathroom was clean. Pathways are nicely laid out and easy to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
msrbhall
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White Springs, Florida
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White Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recommended by a friend. Nice park. Nature center was informative. Park ranger very pleasant and helpful. Bathroom was clean. Pathways are nicely laid out and easy to traverse. Great nature viewing opportunities. Walkway along the water on two trails. $2 entry per car. Can rent canoe for $25 for 4 hours which we didn't have time for, but will definitely... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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709 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 475 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located just off the Tampa Rd at Double Branch Rd the park is not signposted from the main road so not immediately easy to find. Entrance is $2 per car - you fill an envelope and retain the tear tag for display in windscreen. There are trails leading off the main drive, along with picnic areas, restrooms and nature centre... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really nice though small Park. Beautiful location right by the river. You really feel like you are completely away from civilization.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Spent the day at the Upper Bay Trail Park, which is located on the south side of Hillsborough Drive. Found the park just by turning down a road, looking for an inlet or channel to the Bay, what a surprise. There are hiking trails, short and long, birding information, butterfly garden and a great Information Center that had classes, exhibits... More 

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Sugar Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Someone posted 25.00 entry, not so. It's 25.00 to rent a canoe or kayak for 24 hours. We rented 3 for two adults and 3 kids. We had a great time! Easy for beginners. Wear sports sandles is you can. Some sand bars have shell approaches which can cut your feet. The rangers are very accommodating and helpful. There is... More 

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Thank Don L
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1,910 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The kayaking is great and affordable. Rangers are super nice and friendly as well. Don't go expecting a good trail, but for what it is, it's a nice little park.

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Spring Hill, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Enjoy walking the many trails, canoeing, kayaking, picnicking. This park has an abundant wildlife running around from Eagles to Raccoons. My family and I enjoy going to tis park as often as we can. There are many pavilions to suit any size party. Extra clean restrooms. There is even a free museum with a live beehive made out of class.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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184 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great place to walk and enjoy nature - lots of birds and wildlife to see along the way. We really enjoyed spending time on this trail.

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Lutz, Florida
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111 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

This is the best of the Hillsborough County parks I've encountered in 12 years of living in Tampa. It's clean, well kept, has excellent bathroom facilities, trails, fields, picnic areas and pavilions and an amazing Nature Center. How did I not hear about this before? It's right off of Hillsborough Ave not far from Race Track Road, but you'd never... More 

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Wildwood, FL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

As a native Floridian, I’ve visited many state and county parks here, and I can tell you that Upper Tampa Bay Park is one of the best I’ve been to as far as county parks. It is extremely well taken care of, has the cleanest bathrooms I’ve seen (or smelled) in such a park, and has quite a lot of... More 

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