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E. G. Simmons Regional Park, Ruskin

(3.7/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web)
http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/Facilities/Facility/Details/7932:"E.G. Simmons Park, located only three miles north of Ruskin, has been a popular area for outdoor enthusiasts since the mid-1960s. The Park was developed from 258 acres of native mangroves and open land areas, intertwined with waterways. An additional 200 acres of mangrove swamp has been preserved as a bird and wildlife sanctuary.

Undoubtedly, the most popular features of the park are the picnic areas and campground, which boasts beautiful waterfront views. E.G. Simmons Park has 87 individual camp sites and one group site. Bird watching in the shallow waters and surrounding mangroves are also a popular pastime of park visitors.

A public beach provides visitors with a perfect setting for sunbathing and swimming, while a boat launch provides access for saltwater fishing and boating. The park also offers fishing piers and areas for bank fishing. "
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  • Nice to relax, get there early for spots. Dogs allowed but not on beach. $2 car entry. There's a Playground. Beach very overgrown with no fresh sand. Very grassy. fishing areas are nice, not great for...  more »
  • This county park has dozens of sites, all with water views. There are no advance reservations, but we've had no trouble getting a spot. The park is well kept. Enjoy the natural beauty and an Old Flori...  more »
  • We stopped by to check out the beach and a place to fish. The boat launch is good for a smaller trailored boat. The tide was out so the beach was not very good. They have covered places with tables to...  more »