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Hillsborough River State Park, Thonotosassa
(4.4/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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  • Peaceful, & tranquil. Long trails of undisturbed nature. I saw snake & alligators. Suspension bridge closed :-/ other bridge was open. River was rough at a certain area (lovely sound of rushing water)...  more »
  • The place is beautiful. For the first time in this. I felt like I'm in August she walked through the jungle. In the forest was the river. In it you will meet crocodiles-I could not. I met it in 3 places deer and unusual species of bird. In the forest, all done on tourist traffic. Camping space toilets also finds. In the old park you can go camping.
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  • canoe rental was reasonable, given plenty of time to get out and return canoe without having to worry about going over time limit, saw many turtles, and several alligators. 
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  • One of the best places to enjoy nature. Kayaking at Hillsborough river is one of my favorite pass time events. Apart from kayaking, this park offers good walks on boards with really pretty views. The view point overlooks all the Canoe and kayaking people with good view in the background. Took walks around the walkway several times and would definitely recommend for others.
  • We did the Haunted Woods here and there were alot of people. The setup was nice, the scary tour was crazy. They did a great job. Will definitely come again. Issues were: payment line to get in (should notify on advertisement that cash only and cost for adults), The multiple lines ( Very difficult to determine which line was for what, so many people and no directional signs), Sell flashlights ( This place was really dark, although we had our own flashlights...thy could've made more money by selling this item as well), The kid tram ride ran out of candy early. Overall a great experience. Do the tram ride first. They had a music space for DJ and dancing which was really nice. Didn't buy a food ticket, didn't look that appetizing.
  • We camped here for a week and it was great. I did not give it 5 stars because having to drive 2.5 miles in one direction around their loop everytime you want to go somewhere was kind of stupid. Also, this is the first park I have been in where the majority of it is pretty inaccessible and that was strange too, the actual area you can go without bush whacking is a tiny portion of whats out there. Maybe that is a good thing but it would be nice if what was accessible was open. The suspension bridge is closed, another foot bridge on the florida trail has a tree that fell through it and they had a staffing issue so the fort was also not open. BUT this place is still worth visiting, they have rapids in the river and we saw deer just about everyday we were there. Just bring bug spray and be ready for some legit hikes, like mud and crotch high water crossing if you really want to see the whole park. If you are visiting for just one day this place is perfect, plus their pool is amazing.
  • One of my most favorite parks. As a visitor myself, a request to all the other visitors, please sustain and maintain the beauty of the park for next many 100 years. This park is a treasure for all of us today and for all the generations of tomorrow. So, let us all protect and preserve it. When I am in the park, in nature, I turn off my cell phone. I want the birds, the bees, and the wind to talk to me instead. Peace and love to all.
  • It is a very nice place for hiking. I don't like it much for biking because the road is narrow and shared with cars. There are shelters and grills and two play ground around. The entrance fee is $6 per vehicle. There is a place to rent kayaks and bikes inside the park.