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Upper Tampa Bay Park

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Address: 8001 Double Branch Rd, Tampa, FL 33635-9657
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+1 813-855-1765

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Nature at Hand

Spent the day at the Upper Bay Trail Park, which is located on the south side of Hillsborough Drive. Found the park just by turning down a road, looking for an inlet or channel... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Rebecca S
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spent the day at the Upper Bay Trail Park, which is located on the south side of Hillsborough Drive. Found the park just by turning down a road, looking for an inlet or channel to the Bay, what a surprise. There are hiking trails, short and long, birding information, butterfly garden and a great Information Center that had classes, exhibits... More 

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Sugar Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Someone posted 25.00 entry, not so. It's 25.00 to rent a canoe or kayak for 24 hours. We rented 3 for two adults and 3 kids. We had a great time! Easy for beginners. Wear sports sandles is you can. Some sand bars have shell approaches which can cut your feet. The rangers are very accommodating and helpful. There is... More 

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Thank Don L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The kayaking is great and affordable. Rangers are super nice and friendly as well. Don't go expecting a good trail, but for what it is, it's a nice little park.

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Spring Hill, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Enjoy walking the many trails, canoeing, kayaking, picnicking. This park has an abundant wildlife running around from Eagles to Raccoons. My family and I enjoy going to tis park as often as we can. There are many pavilions to suit any size party. Extra clean restrooms. There is even a free museum with a live beehive made out of class.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great place to walk and enjoy nature - lots of birds and wildlife to see along the way. We really enjoyed spending time on this trail.

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Lutz, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

This is the best of the Hillsborough County parks I've encountered in 12 years of living in Tampa. It's clean, well kept, has excellent bathroom facilities, trails, fields, picnic areas and pavilions and an amazing Nature Center. How did I not hear about this before? It's right off of Hillsborough Ave not far from Race Track Road, but you'd never... More 

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Wildwood, FL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

As a native Floridian, I’ve visited many state and county parks here, and I can tell you that Upper Tampa Bay Park is one of the best I’ve been to as far as county parks. It is extremely well taken care of, has the cleanest bathrooms I’ve seen (or smelled) in such a park, and has quite a lot of... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

I hadn't been out there in a few years. The development along west Hillsborough was amazing. Even the park has been "improved" with added parking and open-field, recreation areas. But the nature trails are still pleasant

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

My wife and I have been on the trail a couple of times and find it wonders thru very interesting areas. It is scenic, safe and recommended.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

I helped rebuild the front signs for the park on 2 separate Eagle projects and the bee hive is pretty cool in the building. The nature walk on a quiet day you can see hundreds of baby crabs on the salt flats and the varying heights on the nature trial. The canoe run is fun, make sure you check the... More 

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