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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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“rent a canoe” (5 reviews)
1101 E River Cove St, Tampa, FL 33604-3257
+1 813-975-2160
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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
Reviewed 9 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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Hillsborough River winds through Tampa. It's a tidal river, so when tide comes in the water flows upstream. Water taxi tours, the river is beautiful and relaxing. You can canoe, kayak, fish, bike. There is a bike path. Lots of birds, some dolphins, manatees, turtles,...More

Thank 387indy
Reviewed 20 February 2016

I'm prejudiced because i'm lucky enough to live on the River. My wife and I spend a majority of our time sitting in our Florida room watching the river flow and the nightly flight of flocks of birds heading up river to nest. We have...More

1  Thank Vincent M
Reviewed 8 February 2016

To watch the Hillsborough River in a nice cool day is very relaxing. A place to see Alligators and maybe some manatees. I enjoy it very much.

Thank Eve0330
Reviewed 3 February 2016

I have canoed this river for many years and never tire of the beauty and the wildlife always on display. Occasionally interrupted by power boaters, the farther up river you go , the less you are likely to be bothered by such outrages. Don't feed...More

Thank Bill B
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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.
22 March 2015|
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.
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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