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E. G. Simmons Regional Park, Ruskin
(3.6/5 based on 75+ 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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  • My husband and I like to come here to kayak. The launch is super easy with hand rails to glide you into the water. There is a numbered trail you can follow. Be sure to look out for Number 13, where we...  more »
  • The reviews and website sounded great. I took my children to this park, paid my $2 entry fee which sounded like a bargain. Keep in mind you hey what you pay for. There are 2 playgrounds for the childr...  more »
  • The best kayaking ever. Saw dolphins, ,manatees and lots of fish. Great access. Hard to get a campsite. No reservation.