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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 2 December 2014

Downstream of the dam is tidal and fully developed. Upstream of the dam is used for a lot of recreation. The most scenic part is north of Fletcher Avenue all of which is idle speed only. Hillsborough River State Park is a great day trip...More

Thank G2services
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Reviewed 3 November 2014

We went kayaking as a family and the trip was just beautiful. There was so much wildlife- we saw turtles, fish, snakes and even some alligators. The kayaking was just challenging enough to make it interesting and time for a lot of laughs when we...More

1  Thank Cecilia Y
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Reviewed 2 November 2014

Brand new river walk is very well done and offers beautiful views of the best building of Tampa, both day and night. Plenty of seating places, some water works, public toilets.

Thank Nina V
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Reviewed 11 October 2014

Wow, one loves nature, we should not forget visiting this kind of cute and beautiful river...very nice

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Reviewed 9 October 2014

The Hillsborough River park natural beauty and charm is all around. You must take a bike ride around the park and enjoy the scenery. The park is full of amenities, and is a beautiful place to hang around and spend a day or so wallowing...More

1  Thank MoChehab53
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Reviewed 29 September 2014

The River Walk located on the Hillsborough was a great place to get in a good jog, run and/or walk. I did this every morning and thoroughly enjoyed it. The view from the Convention Center area was awesome......

1  Thank Helen B
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Reviewed 23 September 2014

Great place to take your boat and go fishing or just cruising around. It is quiet and take a picnic lunch or grab one of the restaurants off of the water. Peaceful and relaxation and seeing Tampa Bay.

Thank Terry P
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Reviewed 15 September 2014

It's always terrific to get out in nature. All kinds of birds, turtles, insects and even some gators. Definitely worth exploring.

Thank Kathleen R
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Reviewed 10 September 2014

The last time I went down this river in a kayak with my husband, it must have been alligator nesting season. There was a bull alligator on the bank and it roared and we high-tailed it out of there. But along the way, we also...More

Thank SueBee19
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Reviewed 2 September 2014

Beautiful watching the sun coming up /or down. Watching mother nature and all the beautiful creatures Hillsborough River has to offer from mother nature! You could go fishing, canoeing, boating, snorkeling, swimming be careful of alligators, snakes, must always respect mother nature they are WILD...More

1  Thank Sexy96
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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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