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E. G. Simmons Regional Park

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E.G. Simmons

Very nice State Park! Well maintained and beautiful. The water is only as clean as Tampa Bay is so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Judith W
Fishing with the Grandkids

Great location to take kids fishing. Fishing piers and calm water. Shallows so the kids could see... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Shawn M
Ruskin, Florida
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“boat ramp”(13 reviews)
“picnic tables”(7 reviews)
“fish”(19 reviews)
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2401 19th Ave NW, Ruskin, FL 33570-3202
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great location to take kids fishing. Fishing piers and calm water. Shallows so the kids could see netting bait.

Thank Shawn M
Reviewed 6 days ago

E.G. Simmons is a regional state park located next to Tampa Bay. It's a nice place for a reunion. You can launch a boat, canoe, or kayak. There were any number of people fishing when we were there. You can also camp out in a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice State Park! Well maintained and beautiful. The water is only as clean as Tampa Bay is so sometimes its gorgeous other times its polluted.

Thank Judith W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have gone to this park for close to 20 years. It is a great setup. The fishing is good. The facilities are good. If you live over to the east side of the Bay or south Tampa this is a place you should make...More

Thank Neil T
Reviewed 19 July 2018

I am so thankful that I just live two miles from this park on Tampa Bay. You can't beat the $2 a carload price to enter! The place is huge with camping grounds, picnic areas, boat ramp , a beach and a panorama view of...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We had a memorial service for my cousin at a shelter and had a friend do a dove release here. What a beautiful backdrop and the kids could play in the water after eating. Great spot for a family gathering. The locals helped us clean...More

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Campsite was great large and grassy. Not much privacy but the neighbors were fine, mostly, Poor rating is due to two things. NO-SEE-UMS ate us up!! Apparently this is a continual problem, as there is a sign in the rest rooms that states they may...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Cost $2 for entry per vehicle, but well worth it. Very light crowd on a Thursday, mainly fishermen. Our picnic table was large and covered, with water on two sides. Heard lots of fish jumping, saw Great Blue Heron, Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, Grey Heron,...More

Thank ses-merrimack
Reviewed 8 May 2018

This is a very large park. Cars cost $3 to get in. There are pavilions for picnicking and so many places to pull off and enjoy the water, whether for fishing, boating, or swimming. We definitely enjoy our time here when we come.

Thank Julia Y
Reviewed 30 April 2018

The Ruskin Tomato festival was held at E.G. Simmons Regional Park. I had never been to it before, but I really enjoyed it. The park has a $2.00 entrance fee and is single lane to get into, but we managed and found a parking space....More

Thank ginniedroz
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25 March 2018|
Response from kathy b | Reviewed this property |
There are no specific swimming areas for adults and while you can swim, we do not as the "beach" is not as nice as others in the area.
14 March 2018|
Response from DeelightfulTraveler | Reviewed this property |
Each site has a fire ring. No grill. Biking takes place along the roadside, which is safe and fairly quiet. The beach is not a vast, white sand beach. There are smaller, nice areas. The water is clear. There are manatees and... More
4 February 2018|
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