Kids day out in Hillsborough River State ParkTagged as outdoor, nature
15402 U.S. 301
North Thonotosassa FL 33592
About Hillsborough River State Park
Welcome to Hillsborough River State Park, one of Florida's original
state parks. Built in 1936 by the Civilian Conservation Corp,
Hillsborough River State Park is steeped in history and natural beauty.
Many activities are available at the park which visitors can access and
enjoy. Fort Foster, a replica of an original Second Seminole War
military fort, is open for guided tours on Saturdays and Sundays. A
visit to the fort allows visitors to step back in time to the days when
Florida was being settled by pioneers. The Fort Foster Visitor Station
houses a display of artifacts from the time period and provides the
visitor with information about the operation of the fort.
The natural scenic beauty of the park is astounding and many trails offer the visitor the opportunity to experience this first hand. A popular trail is the Rapids Nature Trail. It meanders through oak hammocks to the edge of the Hillsborough River at the point where an outcropping of limestone rocks has created rapids. This area is a popular spot for photographers and outdoor enthusiasts. For enjoying the river by being on it, the park has canoe rentals for visitor's convenience.