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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)
1101 E River Cove St, Tampa, FL 33604-3257
+1 813-975-2160
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Reviews (188)
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61 - 70 of 188 reviews

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
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
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 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
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 30 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
Reviewed 17 July 2014

We took a ride from ricks on the river for the sunset view over the bsy. The most calm beautiful night. Best way to see the city with bridges lit after dark.

1  Thank katherinesI9996NJ
Reviewed 16 July 2014

One of my favorite parks in Hillsborough County. The trails are clean and well-maintained. We even saw alligators and several types of birds while walking along the river. I would recommend the winter and early spring, late fall for the best time.As a native Floridian,...More

Thank katlizzy
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Cathy R
Considering kayaking Sargeant Park to Morris Brudge to Trout Creek with friends. Due to a bad back, need to get out of kayak a few times during the 7-1/2 mile run. Are there any stop off points along the route?
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.
Any place we could rent a small motor boat to putt down the river?
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
thinking about a 2-3 camping experience with 2 dogs is this possible in the state park? need an out of the way tent campsite
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.