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Hillsborough River State Park

15402 N US Highway 301, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-2318
+1 813-987-6771
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Free Kayak Tour was Awesome!

On the 2nd Saturday of the month from 8:45-11 am there is a free kayak tour provided if you sign up... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Alisa F
via mobile
A little bit of everything

A one-way road leads to variety- worn trails, bridges ( both stationary and swinging), rustic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathryn B
Lutz, Florida
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Experience the Florida wilderness just outside of Tampa.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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15402 N US Highway 301, Thonotosassa, FL 33592-2318
+1 813-987-6771
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On the 2nd Saturday of the month from 8:45-11 am there is a free kayak tour provided if you sign up on the park website! Pretty cool and informative. If it's for free it's for me! The our guides were great and they provide all...More

Thank Alisa F
Reviewed 1 week ago

A one-way road leads to variety- worn trails, bridges ( both stationary and swinging), rustic trails, canoeing, playgrounds, campgrounds, and a pool. Proximity to the river supports additional wetlands, but the park also includes uplands habitats and woodlands. Picnic anytime or visit the interpretation center...More

Thank Kathryn B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We finally took the short drive and visited this awesome state park. It has everything. A hand port boat launch for the river, a campground, a pool, picnic area with grills, a cafe, hiking trails and all the nature you can enjoy! The trails are...More

Thank Susie_Poker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clean campsite, everything you need is within walking distance. The cafe has delicious food and friendly staff. Very beautiful trails

Thank Christine H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A short walk gets you to the rapids site which is beautiful to see. There is a lot of tree coverage which protects you from the sun a bit but the mosquito's were in full force so bring your bug spray! Seriously! Unless you want...More

Thank Luv2TravelNEGirl
Reviewed 12 July 2017

A great Park With a lot of History bring your bathing suit it has a fresh water spring feeding the pool all year round stays the same temp. all year round . with a kiddy area also for the little ones . Lots of trails...More

Thank Doc R
Reviewed 7 July 2017

It's hard to believe that places like Hillsborough River State Park still exist today--at least so close to densely populated urban areas. But there it is, nearly 3,000 acres of lush woodlands and wetlands within earshot of Tampa, Florida. Hillsborough River State Park is located...More

1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Loved that our admission into the park was $6 for all four of us (2 adults, 2 kids). We hiked the trails along the river, brought our own picnic lunch, and enjoyed seeing the rapids, a handful of Gators, and birds. I would suggest to...More

Thank Sarah I
Reviewed 23 June 2017

The five of us including two adults and three children (ages 7 to 12) rented two canoes for a two hour trip. Although it was a hot day it was warm but comfortable under the canopy of trees. We were fortunate in that there were...More

Thank FloridaSunDevil
Reviewed 23 June 2017

we stayed for 3 nights. the campsites were shaded by trees. the sites are spacious. the rangers were friendly and helpful. there is a large pool, canoe rentals, hiking trails and fishing areas. Its a beautiful rustic area. I will definitely be staying there again....More

Thank Julie R
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Larry T
28 February 2015|
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Response from Kevin7088 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry. I do not remember for sure but I believe there was an admission fee. I was passenger and didn't notice.
12 February 2015|
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Response from DGYPZ | Reviewed this property |
I don't live in the area so I don't know. Suggest you call the HART - Hillsborough Area Transit - and ask them. The number is 813-254-4278. _