Dead River Park

Situated at the confluence of Dead River and the Hillsborough River, this park is a pleasant place to unwind. Nature lovers appreciate a scenic two-mile trail alongside the Hillsborough River.

Park Details

Street Address

15098 Dead River Road
Thonotosassa, FL 33592
United States

21 Acres
Hours of Operation
Daily from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for bicycle and pedestrian access.

Recreation Opportunities

Recreation Term


Recreation Description
  • 2-mile unpaved, elevated single-lane road.
  • Bicycles allowed on river trail.
  • Always yield to foot travelers.
  • Do not skid.
  • Florida law requires bicyclists under 16 to wear helmets.

Recreation Term


Recreation Description

Recreation Term


Recreation Description
  • Available on Hillsborough River.
  • Contact FWC  for license requirements.

Recreation Term


Recreation Description
  • 2-mile entrance road.
  • 2-mile natural surface river trail.

Recreation Term

Picnic Facilities

Recreation Description
  • Picnic tables located a short walk from parking area.

Additional Information

Access and Parking
  • About nine miles northeast of I-75. From I-75, exit at Fowler Avenue, travel east for 1.5 miles. Turn left onto US 301, heading north. Drive about 8 miles and look for Dead River Road on left. Follow this road 0.75 miles to a gate.
Restrooms and Water

Restroom and water fountain located by picnic area.

  • Dogs must be on a leash no more than six feet in length.
  • Owners are required by law to pick up after dogs.
For more Information
  • Hillsborough County's Dead River Wilderness Park, (813) 987-6210
  • Hillsborough County Conservation and Environmental Lands Management Department,
  • Hillsborough River Canoe Trail maps available from Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Greenways & Trails,