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Alafia River State Park, Lithia

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Alafia River State Park is a Florida State Park, located near Picnic in Hillsborough County in central Florida, 17 miles southeast of Tampa on County Road 39. Even before it became a park, the area, and particularly Hurrah Lake, was the center of leisure activities since the early 1880s.
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  • Rented mountain bikes from the on-site company. This was our primary purpose for visiting and the trails here are meant for it. This was my first time trail riding and I really enjoyed it here. Well.....  more
    Rented mountain bikes from the on-site company. This was our primary purpose for visiting and the trails here are meant for it. This was my first time trail riding and I really enjoyed it here. Well.....  more »
  • Do you like your car full of flies? If so camp here. The flies are unrelenting. They're everywhere, on everything. It's biblical. 
    Do you like your car full of flies? If so camp here. The flies are unrelenting. They're everywhere, on everything. It's biblical.  more »
  • A 1 day ride. Plenty of tree coverage and very well marked trails. Trail maps at park entrance and also well mapped via AllTrails app. Many great trails, lots of blues and interesting blacks... 
    A 1 day ride. Plenty of tree coverage and very well marked trails. Trail maps at park entrance and also well mapped via AllTrails app. Many great trails, lots of blues and interesting blacks...  more »
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  • Very pleasant park with very clean & maintained facilities. There was much standing water producing swarms of mosquitos but it IS Florida! I walked around the horse loop side & will definitely go on that side if I visit again. A lot of brush had been push down in the loop I was in & was rather unsightly. The rangers were very pleasant & helpful & it's always fun to meet fellow campers. This is a popular destination for trail bikes but even though there were large groups on the weekend they were a fun to be around. I would certainly stay again but on the horse loop.
  • I've been four separate times and every time they won't let anyone in to use the river to put their kayak in or to get the kayak out. Looks nice but I go to get on the water or tried to several times. Sign and website Say kayak launch and it does they just won't allow you to ever use it so what's the point of having it in the park or even advertising that you have a kayak launch. I couldn't imagine what it would be like having to stay at the actual campground. And not being allowed to use any of the stuff at the park that you went to camp there to use. so far that's how it's been for me. It's bad enough that you have to be out of there at 6:00 anyway if you're on the water and getting out of the river there.
  • Great park! This park has one of the top places to mountain bike. The trails are maintained by SWAMP and they are always improving them for different skill levels. There's also trails for horses. Also a great place to camp.
  • Great state park to visit. Great place for the whole family. Great place for bike riding with many trail types from easy to extreme. Plenty of parking and room to stretch out. Restrooms was very clean at the time. Vending machines with cold drinks. Park staff was friendly. Hiking trail was nice also. Will be going back.
  • Very good place to ride mountain bikes has a lot of challenging trails and also for beginners and for advanced Riders... make sure to bring a helmet with you...i enjoyed it very much I will be going back.. did not like that they did not give me a free admission for military... but they give me a dollar off admission for military

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