Edward Medard Regional Park, Plant City

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Located on what was once a phosphate mining site, the Park offers unique topography with elevation changes that have become very popular for children’s play. A 3-mile trail that is accessible (dry) most of the year offers equestrians and hikers a pleasant trip through pine flatwoods and hardwood hammocks.

The park's main attraction is a 700-acre reservoir used for canoeing, boating and fishing. The boat launch offers boaters a number of boat slips with plenty of docks.

For overnight stays, the Park has 40 slot style campsites to accommodate both RV and primitive camping, including 2 group sites. All campsites are full service, each providing a picnic table, 30 amp electrical hook-ups, a fire ring, water and valet roadside trash service. Public restrooms with showers and an RV dump station are also available.

Edward Medard Park also offers 14 picnic shelters each with 1 grill, a boardwalk, a playground, conoe & kayak rentals, floating dock, 2 beach volleyball courts and an observation platform overlooking the reservoir.

Unique to Edward Medard Park is a new disc golf course. Although the course has not yet been dedicated, and staff are adding finishing touches, the course is now open to the public. Disc golf is similar in objective to traditional golf; the goal is to complete each hole with the fewest attempts. In this game, however, players throw specially made plastic flying discs at above ground targets instead of using clubs to direct balls to holes in the ground!

*To view reviews of the disc golf course visit the link below*

http://www.dgcoursereview.com/reviews.php?id=4568&mode=rev#36863

Hours: Spring/Summer 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., Fall/Winter 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Fees:

- Entry: $2 per vehicle carrying up to eight people and $1 each additional person

- Boat Launch: $5 per boat trailer

- Annual Pass: $50 individual, $100 family *Click link below for Annual Pass Form*

http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/parks/resources/forms/AnnualPass.pdf

- Shelter Rental: $40/day, small shelter; $70/day, medium shelter

- Campsites: $24 per night, $18 per night for seniors

- Camping is on a first come, first served basis; Reservations are not accepted. *Campers must register with the office before taking a campsite*

- Conoe & Kayay Rentals - $25 for 4 hours

Activities & Features: Bird watching, Voleyball, Boardwalk, Overlook, Disc Golf, Equestrian Trail, Hiking, Nature Study, Picnic Area, Playground, Unique topography.
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  • This is a nice park & very quiet. Restroom facilities are clean, pavilions are a great size for a picnic or party. Many things to do.  more »
  • For us, this was all about our kids playing the exposed roots of trees on some dunes overlooking the park. There is a playground, disc golf, place to walk, and these great trees for climbing,  more »
  • This county park is beautifully maintained. It has activities for everyone. Moving thru the campground with a large motor coach would be challenging, but doable. Fishing areas are easily accessible an...  more »
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  • Great park! Me and my family enjoyed camping here. Staff is nice, but did not inform me that the mailing address was not the actual park address,so I never got my mail. Bathrooms clean daily, main bathroom needs soap to wash your hands.I Like that each site has water and power with a lamp.
  • Great place for kids and family picnic. They have huge ground, water body, tracking and picnic tables. They have kids play area as well. Very nominal entry fee ($2 for a car). Good parking place. Overall it is good place to spend time with family.
  • This is a great campground. Quiet, with easy access to a large ressavour abundant with wildlife. Friendly and informative staff. Very clean washrooms and hot showers. Our 3rd year of returning since finding this treasure of a place. FYI: This area has the Best Strawberries in the country.
  • Beautiful park with lots to do. Trails, playgrounds, lakes, frisbee golf. The bridge was damaged during Irma and therefore not accessible. Hopefully that gets repaired soon.
  • Large open place. Great for getting outside., hosting parties, etc. Campsites also available.
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