We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

E. G. Simmons Regional Park

Closed Now: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Review Highlights
Biking and kayaking

Great hidden little gem with campground. Dump station service. Wonderful boat ranch and swim beach... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
via mobile
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 27 August 2018
Judith W
Read all 127 reviews
All photos (49)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“boat ramp”(13 reviews)
“picnic tables”(7 reviews)
“fish”(22 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
2401 19th Ave NW, Ruskin, FL 33570-3202
+1 813-671-7655
Improve This Listing
Reviews (127)
Filter reviews
127 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews boat ramp picnic tables fish small beach wonderful boat rest rooms swim beach great picnic great access per vehicle different areas regional park dump station family gathering dogs allowed just ok my cousin
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 127 reviews
Reviewed 16 December 2018

Over 250 acxres of mangrove fronted waterfront. Sites are large and can handle anything from tents to large Rigs. 30 amp service. Clean bathrooms and facilities for day shelters. Can also handle large groups.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank maryrD2304IT
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Great hidden little gem with campground. Dump station service. Wonderful boat ranch and swim beach has been upgraded.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Billborrer
Reviewed 17 September 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Shawn M
Reviewed 13 September 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank walt_wbargranch
Reviewed 27 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Judith W
Reviewed 27 August 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank ses-merrimack
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 nearby hotels
The Inn at Little Harbor
776 reviews
.98 km away
Harborside Suites at Little Harbor
1,158 reviews
1.08 km away
Pirates Pointe Resort
105 reviews
2.24 km away
Comfort Inn
151 reviews
9.10 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 58 nearby restaurants
The Dog House and More
280 reviews
3.64 km away
Ybor Grille
353 reviews
3.70 km away
The Fish House
306 reviews
1.89 km away
Popi’s Place V
234 reviews
3.37 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 31 nearby attractions
Ruskin Family Drive-In
105 reviews
3.80 km away
Dooley Groves
49 reviews
6.81 km away
Sun City Stables
95 reviews
3.54 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Moni T
25 November 2018|
Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |
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