Opened in 1938, Hillsborough River State Park is one of Florida's first state parks; this original CCC Park is divided by the swiftly flowing Hillsborough River with a set of Class II rapids. The river provides opportunities for fishing, canoeing, and kayaking;a canoe/kayak launch is available at parking lot #4. (Please note new concession hours of operation: Saturday, Sunday, Holidays are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Monday thru Thursday operation hours will be 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Friday operation hours 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.)
This concession provides breakfast & lunch, camping & picnic supplies, and a variety of memorable souvenirs. Don't miss our Ranger led tours of Historic Fort Foster every Saturday @ 2pm and Sunday @ 11am for $2.00. Hikers can walk over seven miles of nature trials: Rapids Trail, Baynard Trail, a sub-section of the Florida Trail and the Wetlands Restoration Trail. Note: Wetlands Restoration accommodates both bicyclists and hikers only. The park is open from 8:00 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year. and Fees $6.00 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle.$4.00 Single Occupant Vehicle.$2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.$40.00 per bus load of 36 students with an additional fee of $1.00 more after 40 students.