Canoe the Hillsborough River or walk 8 miles of nature trails,
which include three short trails and the longer Florida Trail loop
on the north side of the river. The park features the river, pine
flatwoods, cypress swamps, freshwater swamps and hammocks with live
oak, sabal palm and hickory.
Along the river, look for otters, alligators, turtles and snakes.
On early morning walks along the trails, you may see raccoons,
striped skunks, deer, bobcat and fox. Check for migratory warblers
in the oak hammocks in the spring and fall.
Department of Environmental Protection
Hillsborough River State Park is located 9 miles north of Tampa and
6 miles south of Zephyrhills on US 301. From 1-75, take exit 54 (SR
582) and go east 1 mile to US 301. Turn left onto US 301 and travel
northeast for 9 miles to park entrance on the left.
Central Florida Wildlife Sites