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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“state park” (17 reviews)
“canoe escape” (7 reviews)
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1101 E River Cove St, Tampa, FL 33604-3257
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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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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

1  Thank LisaBrock
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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
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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
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Reviewed 8 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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Reviewed 6 April 2016

My daughter is attending USF and we decided to get some exercise and walk around this riverfront. It is very nicely done, easy to walk and beautiful neighborhood surrounding it. I would definitely recommend this as a beautiful way to get some exercise.

Thank nature+surf
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Reviewed 1 April 2016

We live about an hour south and love coming up to the Hillsborough to canoe/kayak. We use Canoe Escape, an outfitter in the Sergeant state park. Last Saturday morning it was quiet and misty amidst the Spanish moss and cypress knees. We were greeted with...More

Thank SRQtraveler520
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Reviewed 17 March 2016

They have great trails to walk and great nature and rapids and boating and walking and jogging and so on. You will love this park is nature and exercise is you deal. There are picnic areas as well. Take LOTS of Bug and Sun Screen...More

Thank Ben T
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

We loved this park and campground for our on night stay. The old trees are beautiful and they have kayak and bike rentals, a nice playground for the kids and walks for every taste. The river is almost black and stunning. Definately something to stay...More

Thank ezymove
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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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