Watershed Excursion of the Hillsborough Riverhomelinkcredits

Hillsborough River State Park
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Hillsborough River State Park State Park VRThe Hillsborough River State Park includes 2,990 acres located along the Hillsborough River. The park includes river swamps, cabbage palms, oak hammocks, cypress trees and other native Florida communities. State parks are managed to provide and protect examples of the "real" Florida for enjoyment and appreciation. Visitors to the park can picnic, canoe, fish, hike, camp and swim in a constructed pool. There's even a place at the park where you can see the Hillsborough River's Class II rapids! Baby alligatorBut don't throw your canoe in the water just yet — the rapids area is closed to boating. However, canoeing in the downstream portion of the river is allowed, just watch out for alligators!

Don't forget to see the virtual reality sequence (represented by the moving icon at the top of this page) before you move on to the next stop:

Southwest Florida Water Management District