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“NICE CANOE RIDE down the river”
Review of Hillsborough River

Hillsborough River
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Owner description: State park campground in forest and along river.
Tampa, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“NICE CANOE RIDE down the river”
Reviewed 19 February 2014

We have been to the river on more than one occasion and also like to take out of town guest for a day out to go canoeing. You can go to the outpost and rent the canoes for several different trips. You are provided with a map and instructions. A bus takes you to the drop off and from there the time is yours. You will see all kinds of wild life as well as many alligators (especially if you go in the springtime which is their mating season) However do not bother them and they will not bother you!!! We loved sighting the birds and turtles. We packed a few coolers and took them along and when we got to the stop point at the State Park, we enjoyed our lunch before calling for our pick up. It was a very enjoyable day. Don't forget sunscreen if it is a sunny day because it isn't entirely shady.

Visited April 2013
8 Thank Carly M
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wesley chapel, fl
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“great place to kayak”
Reviewed 23 January 2014

Wonderful place to spend a Saturday or Sunday just paddling down the river. Quiet, relaxing, and serene. No cell phones, fax machines, or ipads to bother with. Wish I could do it every weekend. This a great place.

Visited January 2014
2 Thank capthowe
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London, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great way to see Florida's natural habitat”
Reviewed 5 January 2014

We rented canoes and went on a 3 hour guided trip. Saw lots of wildlife and native trees and plants. Very relaxing.

Visited December 2013
6 Thank Spencer2000
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Moncton, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Our favorite canoe paddle in Florida!”
Reviewed 21 December 2013

Fantastic river! We love canoeing down this river from Sargent Park to Trout Creek! The scenery is gorgeous and the wildlife viewing is unbelievable! Turtles, birds and alligators in abundance! To paddle quietly past the turtles and alligators soaking up the sun and the birds feeding on the shore is a privilege we cherish. We've now paddled many gorgeous rivers in Florida, but the Hillsborough River is without a doubt our favorite for wildlife-viewing! Thank you for preserving this gem!

Visited March 2013
3 Thank MrsDetail
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Tallahassee, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice boat ride”
Reviewed 13 November 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed the cruise on this gentle little river, It was peaceful despite being in the middle of Tampa, Wildlife along the riverbank, especially the wading birds and abundant turtles were more than I expected. Will do it again.

Visited November 2013
3 Thank Bennie K
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