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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“state park” (17 reviews)
“canoe escape” (7 reviews)
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1101 E River Cove St, Tampa, FL 33604-3257
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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
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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
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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

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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
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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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Reviewed 25 June 2014

My wife and I took our inflatable tandem kayak down the Hillsborough River. We put in with Canoe Escape at Sargeant Park (they were very helpful.) There is a small fee to park your car in the Park. We pulled out at Morris Bridge Park...More

Thank Russell H
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Loved this alternate way to get to dinner! Very cool captain, great music and great way to see Tampa.

1  Thank Teresa23462
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

Great adventure option to go Kayaking or Canoing on the Hillsborough river and specially in November time frame you will see a lot of Alligators which makes your trip unforgetable! You get the feeling that you are alone in a Jungle!

1  Thank DickenJane
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

It has taken a long time but downtown Tampa's Riverwalk is almost completed ... the section under the Kennedy Bridge and behind the two hotels is the major area to finish. The use of informative signs, good maps, and statues of Tampa's pioneers give the...More

Thank mcbobleonard
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

This is well worth the drive to go over and canoe down the river and back. You can take a nice slow pace and see all kinds of wildlife. The trees give you a good amount of shade and there are plenty of picnic tables...More

1  Thank rumpunch4u
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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.
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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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