Hillsborough River State Park, Thonotosassa, FL
15402 US 301 North
Thonotosassa FL 33592
RATES: $24 + tax
CHECK IN/OUT: Check in at 3 pm/Check out at 1 pm.
ACCESS: 7 am - Sunset
Coded gate entry
MAPS: At Entry Gate
There are 3 loops
Youth camping group up to 60 people
PULL THRUS: Yes
WATERFRONT: Yes (few)
PICNIC SHELTERS: Yes
SITE SURFACE: Dirt
HOOK-UPS: Water & 30/50 Amp
DUMP STATION: Yes
SHADE TREES: Yes
POOL: Yes spring fed and is separate fee
BOAT RAMP: Yes for canoe and kayak
FEATURES: Kayak and bike rental, cafe, fishing, trails
PET FRIENDLY: Yes
Fort Foster Historic site
Hillsborough River State Park is in the northeast corner of Hillsborough County near Zephyrhills, Florida. This park is one of the eight original Florida State Parks created in 1938. It was originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and some of the original structures remain in the park.
The Fort Foster Historic Site is across Hwy 301 from the Hillsborough River State Park. The fort was reconstructed as closely as possible to specifications. We were able to view the reenactment of the Second Seminole War.
We camped here in February 2019 in our Travato and enjoyed a large site backing up to woods. We loved biking the 2 mile Park Loop through the campgrounds and stopping along the way for the nature trails. There are five hiking trails throughout the park.
Located 9 miles north of Tampa and 6 miles south of Zephyrhills on US Hwy 301.
From I-75, take the Fowler Avenue exit #265 east to US Hwy 301
Travel north for 9 miles and the park will be on the left