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    hillsborough river
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    hillsborough river state park

    by doug48 Written Oct 8, 2011
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    hillsborough river state park is located northeast of tampa near the town of thonotoassa. historically the area was the site of fort foster during the second seminole war. most visitors come to the park to canoe the river's class II rapids and to walk the park's seven miles of nature trails. hillsborough state park is a nice getaway from the urban environment of downtown tampa.
    to get to hillsborough state part take I-4 east to US 310 n. the park is located on US 301 just north of the town of thonotoassa. the address is 15402 US 310 north.

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  • Great Kayaking and Canoeing

    by katecpa Written Feb 24, 2009

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    Took a bunch of kayaks a canoes from Windsong Charters - what a great time! No aligators! Saw dolphin and manatee. They also have the best rates around!

    They also have sailboats and pontoon boats. Super nice people and they make sure you have a fun day on the water!

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    Canoe Hillsborough River

    by edwis Updated Jul 30, 2007

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    READY TO LAUNCH FOR 2 HOUR TRIP
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    only about 10 minutes from USF, take Fowler Ave. out to the CANOE ESCAPE ADVENTURES place. It is right across the road from the Big Top Flea Market.
    they provide a pickup and dropoff service in an old school bus.
    2 1/2 hour nature peaceful, easy canoe in pure wilderness. plenty of alligators, wild turtles, birds, and no humans.....

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    Canoe for You

    by ZenGator Written Feb 25, 2003

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    If you really want to get back to nature and see how beautiful this area used to be, canoe the upper Hillsborough River. Lots of gators, turtles, and live oak trees hanging with spanish moss still line the banks.

    A good place to shove off is Hillsborough River State Park northeast of Tampa. It has places to hike, camp, swim, and picnic and it's hardly ever crowded. The park also rents canoes, so you won't have to carve your own out of a log. And if you're really daring, you can brave the river's hidden rapids.

    Find out more at the Florida State Park System's website (see below).

    ***For more out of the way trips near Tampa, see my pages for St. Leo and Tarpon Springs***

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    Little Manatee River

    by tafurojo Written Feb 20, 2005

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    Manatee River

    In south east Hillsborough County about 30-40 minutes drive from Tampa is the Little Manatee River. Close to the bay you can possibly get a look at manatees but I was unable to spot any on my trip.

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