Hillsborough River State Park & Fort Foster Historic Site

Developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1936 and opened to the public in 1938, the 2,990-acre park provides camping, picnicking, canoeing and swimming. Approximately eight miles of nature trails allow visitors to wander through hammocks of live oaks, sabal palms, magnolias and hickory trees bordering the Hillsborough River. Fort Foster State Historic Site is located within the park. Living history program shows fort personnel carrying out their duties in the year 1837.

Meeting Spaces

Name
Description
Banquet Capacity
Reception Capacity
Classroom Capacity
SQFT
Theater Capacity
Dimensions
Exhibit Capacity
Ceiling Height
U‑Shaped Capacity
Recreation Hall
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100
100
100
700
100
20 by 35
100
8 feet
100

Amenities

Activities

Bicycle Trails, Bicycling, Birding, Camping, Canoeing, Fishing, Kayaking, Natural Wildlife Viewing, Swimming, Water Recreation

Amenities

Bus Parking, Concessions, First Aid Station, Food/Beverage Service, Gift Shop, Horseback Riding Trails, Parking, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Playground, Vending machines

Average Visit Time

Half day

Disabled Traveler Information

ADA Compliant, ADA Picnic Tables, Handicapped Parking, Ramps

Discount

Florida Resident Discount, Senior Citizen Discount

Fishing Type

Fly Fishing

Hours of Operation

Dates closed: Severe weather, Hours: 8 a.m. - sunset, Open Year-Round

Payment Options

American Express, Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Personal Checks, Travelers Checks, Visa