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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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Great Park

A great Park With a lot of History bring your bathing suit it has a fresh water spring feeding the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Doc R
Hiking, camping, canoeing, fishing--and Gators, too

It's hard to believe that places like Hillsborough River State Park still exist today--at least so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
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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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

I saw this place on Facebook and knew I had to bring the kids here to hike. We came with my in-laws in their 60's, my husband, our kids ages 7,5,4,2 plus I'm pregnant. We had a great time. We 1st hiked to the rapids....More

Thank melissasandstrom
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Hillsborough River is an old Florida park with camping, canoeing, a swimming pool, an historic fort and trails. You can walk over 6 miles of fairly level trails along the river and through the woods passing many ecosystems and seeing evidence of wildlife. The Rapids...More

1  Thank TampaTrips
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

HRSP is a staple stop during our camping season. It's so close yet feels so far. First of all it's a beautiful park to camp or visit for the day. It has everything... Hiking? ✔ Scenery? ✔ Cafe and Pool? ✔ Beautiful campsites? ✔ Allow...More

1  Thank James A
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Just up river from Canoe Escape you will find overnight camping or a beautiful, peaceful walk along the Hillsborough River. One of the first parks to be created in the state. This is truly Old Florida. Sleep under Large Oaks beside the Cyprus colored river....More

Thank EDFeather
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Very popular state park so reservations for camping highly recommended. We had a large pull through site close to the bathroom. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, bike riding the large one way loop around the park and walking the 4 well maintained trails. The swimming pool...More

Thank Nanette132
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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. _