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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  • 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 »
  • I was lucky enough to visit while the gators are in mating season , to see and hear the male calling the female . Then the area where the roots from the trees you can climb. Amazing park and great pla...  more »
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  • It is a wonderful park places for kids to play and hills to hike up the trees that you can climb through the roots are very cool. Nice bathrooms playground for kids. Camping sites for tent camping with electric and water at sites. Fishing at the park. Cost 2 dollars per car up to 8 people to get in.
  • Been coming here for as long as I can remember, and now my daughter loves it just as I always did. Always clean and well taken care of. Great park
  • What a unique and wonderful park. From the lakes to the play areas to the wild trees with their beautifully twisted roots, I highly recommend this park, especially for exploring!
  • Went here for the Hillsborough County Hiking Spree. Had a nice hike. Well mapped out. Would visit again!
  • We loved camping there! Electricity was available at every spot, clean bathrooms, the volunteers were checked on us twice to make sure we didn't need anything! Only bad thing is that you can't reserve the spot and is first come first serve.

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