Hillsborough River Café, part of Bon Appétit Group in Dunedin, Florida, serves as an authorized vendor of Florida State Parks Division of Recreation and Parks (DPR).

To ensure safe and enjoyable recreational opportunities for all visitors, we follow the intent and spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Florida Americans with Disabilities Accessibility Implementation Act. For more information please refer to Commitment to Accessibility and Accessibility and Inclusion Policy.

For the safety of yourself and your pet, Dogs are NOT permitted on canoes or kayaks. 

Canoe Rentals

The Hillsborough River is a great choice for canoeing, and the section of the river inside the park includes several clusters of Class II rapids. Visitors may bring their own canoe or rent one at the park.

You must be 18 years or older to rent a canoe or kayak. 

***Dogs are not permitted on canoes or kayaks.***

Canoe Rentals

3 hours – $3500
4 hours – $4000
All day – $5000

All prices are subject to Florida sales tax.

Golf Cart Rental

Enjoy a Golf Cart Rental at Hillsborough River State Park

You can find more information and rent your golf cart inside the Pool Side Café. Valid drivers license, credit card deposit of $100 (refunded with return of golf cart), and minimum age of 18 are required for golf cart rentals.

Golf Cart Rentals – 4 Person

First 2 Hours – $4000
Per Half Day – $6000
Per Day – $8000

All prices are subject to Florida sales tax.

Bike Rental

Bicycling is allowed on the Wetlands Restoration Nature Trail, the Park Loop, and through the campgrounds for registered campers. Bicycle helmets are encouraged and you must be 18 years or older to rent.

Cruiser Bike Rentals

1 Hour – $1200
Half Day  ( 4 Hours) – $2500
All Day Rental ( 8 Hours) – $3200

All prices are subject to Florida sales tax.

Sport Vehicle & Surrey Rental

  • Chopper
  • Deuce Coupe
  • Quad Sport

Try our surrey rentals, reminiscent of early automobiles at the beginning of the 20th century, which provide a leisurely way to enjoy the park.

Single Surrey Rentals

Per Hour – $2700

Double Surrey Rentals (6 Adults & 2 Small Children)

Per Hour – $3700

Deuce Coupe Rentals (2 Adults & 2 Small Children)

Per Hour – $2700

Chopper Rentals

Per Hour – $1300

Quad Sport

Per Hour – $1300

All prices are subject to Florida sales tax.

Ranger Tours

Hillsborough River State Park Adventure Tours – Fort Foster Historic Site

The ranger-guided tour of Fort Foster is offered on Saturday at 2:00 pm and Sunday at 11:00 am on the first and third weekends of the month. The cost is $2.00 per person.

The structure is a reconstructed fort from the Seminole Indian War located 1800 ft. from the parking lot and has no restrooms available. Due to the sensitivity of this historic site, Fort Foster is only available via ranger guided tours. There are also two annual events associated with Fort Foster that include skirmish re-enactments that take place in December and February.

Bicycle Tours

Self guided bicycling for campers is permitted for touring the Wetlands Restoration Nature Trail as well as the Park Loop and campgrounds. Bicycle rentals are available at the park concession, located at the Poolside Cafe.

Tram Tours

One hour tram tours of the park, purchased at the park entrance, are available on Friday evenings at 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm. Limited seating is available, weather permitting. The pick-up area is at the Poolside Cafe near Parking Lot #4 

Segway Tours

State of the Art Segway i2 PT models, designed for city and mild off-road use, are used for guided tours of the park. All tours begin with an orientation and hands-on safety instructions for the Segway. Our goal is to provide you with a safe, fun experience during the tour.  You must be at least 18 years old to rent a segway.

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Swimming Pool

Enjoy our huge swimming pool while at the Hillsborough River State Park

The Hillsborough River State Park includes an ADA-accessible half-acre swimming pool with plenty of grassy areas to sun on. Pool hours are Mon – Fri, 10 am to 5 pm, Sat & Sun 9 am to 5 pm. The pool is open seasonally from March through November, weather permitting.

Swimming 6 and up

All Day – $400

Swimming 5 and Under



All Day Rental – $500

Lounge Chair

All Day Rental – $800

Umbrella & 2 Lounge Chairs

All Day Rental – $2000

Pool Fees – paid at park entrance

Camping / RV

The park offers full-facility camping and a youth/group tent campground. A primitive campsite is available via foot trail; reservations are always recommended.

GPS latitude/longitude for your GPS device or smart phone — 15402 N. Hwy 301, Thonotosassa 33592 View on Google Maps (28.147917,-82.234891)  Directions: From I-75, northbound from Tampa take Fowler Ave Exit 265 east to Hwy 301. Go north for 9 miles. Park is on the left side.

RV Sites 112

Campground Overview

  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping


  • Pets Allowed
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly

Hookups & Connectivity

  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
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Hillsborough River State Park is a proud participant of the Florida State Parks Civilian Conservation Corps (C.C.C.) Geotrail and Operation Recreation GeoTour. Nine parks were established by the CCC and Works Progress Administration in the 1930s. You can receive a commemorative geocoin by searching for all nine caches ending at Highland Hammock State Park.

GC codes:
GC38Y93 Fort Clinch State Park
GC3BG4G Florida Caverns State Park
GC3D02X Highlands Hammock State Park
GC3BG4A Hillsborough River State Park
GC3ABB5 Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park
GC3BG4N Myakka River State Park
GC3ABBC O’Leno State Park
GC38Y8V Ravine Gardens State Park
GC3BG4E Torreya State Park
GC38Y9F Florida State Parks FINAL CCC Cache located in Highlands Hammock State Park.

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