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Hillsborough River

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Address: 1101 E River Cove St, Tampa, FL 33604-3257
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+1 813-975-2160

State park campground in forest and along river.

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It is very nature and native area. We have been tubing by the river, it took about 4 to 5 hours. You can swim, you can just sit on your tube and enjoy the river and beautiful... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is very nature and native area. We have been tubing by the river, it took about 4 to 5 hours. You can swim, you can just sit on your tube and enjoy the river and beautiful houses just by the river, also you can canoeing. It is a good ride anyway. Tubing is 20 USD per person so it... More 

Thank denizsoylu
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

There are rental boats, Taxi's, rental canoes that are available to travel all the way up to Lowry's zoo and beyond up to the dam. You can see manatees, various birds, fish and see various homes.

1 Thank jenjen40
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

The State park is the place to go. Hiking, boating, exploring, camping, RVs etc. Any and all are fun here. Give it a try

Thank obiwan205
Valrico, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

You can catch many different views of the river from various parts of the Tampa FL area. There are numerous bridges over the river and it actually flows into the area know a River Walk in downtown Tampa/

Thank James C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Need I say more...kayaking down the river can certainly be a peaceful one. The river spans for some 60 miles and you can definitely enjoy it if you have that time. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Roger P
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

There is a State Park on the river and if you are traveling with children this is a place to stop. There is a very nice campground there if you are camping or RVing....I have camped there several times over the years, and would recommend it if you really want to enjoy the river.

1 Thank Thea M
Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

If you enjoy nature and canoeing or kayaking - go HERE! Full of things to see and do, it is the best of natural Florida. Beautiful hours spent just hanging out here with our family and with my husband and I. Bring your binocs and come early for good bird watching too!

Thank LisaBrock
St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

I canoe down this river many times. always peaceful and lots of nature to look at. Also I have hiked around the river, always nice to look at and be one in nature. lots of shade, but should bring water with you.

Thank Teegra2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

WE stopped by a park and walked around.Took pictures of the wildlife and such, , its a river that has some much life and is quiet.

Thank jameswL5775IC
Custer, Michigan
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Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Beautiful state park. But was disgusted that we camp there because are kids are older and love swimming you have to pay $4.00 per person and pool closes @ 6. That was part of the reason we came to Florida was to swim and enjoy weather. Sadly we left after only being there for two days. You should have a... More 

Thank tzshowgirl

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