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Upper Tampa Bay Park

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Address: 8001 Double Branch Rd, Tampa, FL 33635-9657
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+1 813-855-1765

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Fun Find !

A buddy of mine introduced me to this place and it is a hidden gem for sure. I had no idea this place existed right off of Hillsborough Avenue. It was only $ 2.00 to enter the... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
Land O Lakes, Florida
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Land O Lakes, Florida
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87 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

A buddy of mine introduced me to this place and it is a hidden gem for sure. I had no idea this place existed right off of Hillsborough Avenue. It was only $ 2.00 to enter the park and I rented a kayak for $ 25.00 (for 4 hours). I thought that was a pretty good deal. The staff was... More 

Thank Iegep
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49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

One of the best parks in the area for hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, picnicking and pure natural beauty. The first field trip i took while attending TJHS. Bring the family and kids. Enjoy the top of the bay and its natural beauty. Lots of wildlife in and out of the water. The canoe rentals are affordable and fun. The winter... More 

Thank Drew F
White Springs, Florida
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95 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Recommended by a friend. Nice park. Nature center was informative. Park ranger very pleasant and helpful. Bathroom was clean. Pathways are nicely laid out and easy to traverse. Great nature viewing opportunities. Walkway along the water on two trails. $2 entry per car. Can rent canoe for $25 for 4 hours which we didn't have time for, but will definitely... More 

Thank msrbhall
Camberley, United Kingdom
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932 reviews
467 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 566 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Located just off the Tampa Rd at Double Branch Rd the park is not signposted from the main road so not immediately easy to find. Entrance is $2 per car - you fill an envelope and retain the tear tag for display in windscreen. There are trails leading off the main drive, along with picnic areas, restrooms and nature centre... More 

2 Thank nnmercman
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

This is a really nice though small Park. Beautiful location right by the river. You really feel like you are completely away from civilization.

Thank Teresa S
Kansas City, Missouri
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46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Spent the day at the Upper Bay Trail Park, which is located on the south side of Hillsborough Drive. Found the park just by turning down a road, looking for an inlet or channel to the Bay, what a surprise. There are hiking trails, short and long, birding information, butterfly garden and a great Information Center that had classes, exhibits... More 

1 Thank Rebecca S
Sugar Grove, Illinois
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Someone posted 25.00 entry, not so. It's 25.00 to rent a canoe or kayak for 24 hours. We rented 3 for two adults and 3 kids. We had a great time! Easy for beginners. Wear sports sandles is you can. Some sand bars have shell approaches which can cut your feet. The rangers are very accommodating and helpful. There is... More 

Thank Don L
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2,470 reviews
1,909 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 625 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The kayaking is great and affordable. Rangers are super nice and friendly as well. Don't go expecting a good trail, but for what it is, it's a nice little park.

Thank KarolaRS
Spring Hill, Florida
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Enjoy walking the many trails, canoeing, kayaking, picnicking. This park has an abundant wildlife running around from Eagles to Raccoons. My family and I enjoy going to tis park as often as we can. There are many pavilions to suit any size party. Extra clean restrooms. There is even a free museum with a live beehive made out of class.... More 

Thank ace2016
Tampa, Florida
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187 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great place to walk and enjoy nature - lots of birds and wildlife to see along the way. We really enjoyed spending time on this trail.

Thank Jean C

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