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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)
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1101 E River Cove St, Tampa, FL 33604-3257
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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

Thank saisriorl
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
Reviewed 30 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
Reviewed 24 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
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
Reviewed 11 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
Reviewed 3 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
Reviewed 31 August 2014 via mobile

We went down the river by canoe in april with friends and family and had a fantastic 2 hr trip would recommend

1  Thank Chazdaddy
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Love it or leave it. It s a great place especially for people who desire calm and nice landscape. For me it is a suitable place for meditation.

Thank Jason Lee L
Reviewed 30 July 2014

When we traveled the Hillsbourough River in a friends float boat recently, it was one of the most tranquil and enjoyable evenings we have spent in a long time. The river goes thru downtown and there must be reasons why no one has built a...More

1  Thank dlsmissionary
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Cathy R
3 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
22 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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