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Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sat Jun 04 2016   Later Dates


Hillsborough River State Park, brimming with both beauty and history, is one of Florida's oldest state parks. You can take a stroll through the hammocks of live oak, hickory, sabal palm, and magnolia that border the river. If time travel is on your agenda, step back to the 1830s courtesy of Fort Foster Historic Site, a reconstructed Second Seminole War Fort.

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Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Accessible Fishing
  • Accessible Picnic Area
  • Accessible Pit Restroom
  • Accessible Swimming
  • Ada Accessible Restroom
  • Amphitheaters
  • Backpack Overnight Trails
  • Bait
  • Bank Fishing
  • Barrier-Free Facilities
  • Bbq Grill
  • Benches
  • Bike Riding
  • Bike Trail
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boardwalk
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Campfire Programs
  • Campground Host
  • Campground Store
  • Canoe Rental
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Concession
  • Covered Group Structure
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hook Ups
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Flushing Toilet
  • Gift Shop
  • Grills
  • Group Camping Facility
  • Group Cooking Facilities
  • Group Fire Ring
  • Group Grill
  • Group Picnic Shelters
  • Group Shelter
  • Guided Interpretive Hikes
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trail
  • Historic Sites
  • Hot Showers
  • Information Station
  • Interactive Programs
  • Interpretive Center
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Interpretive Sites
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Kayaking
  • Laundry
  • Multi Purpose Park Lot
  • Nature Programs
  • Nature Trails
  • Nature Viewing Area
  • Overlook
  • Parking
  • Pavilion
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Play Field
  • Playground
  • Potable Water
  • Pressurized Water
  • Primitive Camping
  • Programs
  • Recycling Center
  • Rent Bicycles
  • Restroom
  • River Access
  • Safety Program
  • Scenery
  • Security Lights
  • Sheltered Dining Area
  • Showers
  • Sightseeing
  • Small Store
  • Special Event Area
  • Star Gazing
  • Stove
  • Swimming
  • Swings
  • Table
  • Table And Chairs
  • Telephone
  • Trailer Parking
  • Trails
  • Vending Machine
  • Volleyball
  • Water Faucets
  • Water Fountains
  • Wilderness Area
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Hiking Trail
  • Nature Trails
  • Paved Roads
  • Restaurant
  • Waterslide
Alerts and Important Information

The park gates close at sunset. If you plan to arrive late please contact the park prior to 5 PM on the day of your arrival.

The park is open 365 days a year.

Check-in time may be any time after the park opens that a site becomes available. In some cases, campers may need to wait until 3pm for the previous campers to check out. Peak check in times are between 4:30pm - 7:30pm on Fridays. Expect delays if arriving during these hours.

No more than two tents are permitted per site.

Pets are allowed overnight in all campsites. Pet rules apply.
  • Domestic breeds of dogs, except guide or signal dogs or animals trained to assist individuals with a disability, cats, fur-bearing animals, birds and reptiles are not allowed in food-service areas, cabins or cabin areas, primitive campgrounds, beaches where bathing and swimming are permitted, either land and water portions, park buildings, playgrounds, and areas designated by park management. Captive wild species, whether native or non-native, and barnyard animals, except horses (horses are only permitted on Fort King Trail), are not allowed.
  • Pets must be well behaved at all times and confined in the owner's camping unit during quiet hours. Unconfined pets may not be left unattended for more than 30 minutes and must be on a leash no more than 6 feet long. Please do not tie pets to park vegetation, natural or manmade structures or facilities. Pet owners must pick up after their pets and properly dispose of all droppings in trash receptacles. Pets are required to be vaccinated. Horse owners and users will be asked to show their certificate of a current negative Coggin's Test for all horses entering the park.
  • A pet that is noisy, disturbing, intimidating or dangerous to other people or pets, or which damages park resources, will not be allowed to remain in the park.
  • No one younger than 18 may camp overnight unless accompanied by a responsible adult, who will remain onsite for the period rented.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
28.14306, -82.22694
28°8'35"N, 82°13'37"W

Hillsborough River State Park is located 9 miles north of Tampa and 6 miles south of Zephyrhills on US Highway 301.
From 1-75, take the Fowler Ave. exit #265 east to Hwy. 301, travel north for 9 miles, and the park will be on your left-hand side.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

15402 US HWY 301 NORTH

Phone Number:

Information:  (813)987-6771