Hillsborough River State Park

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Hillsborough River State Park

Location:12 miles north of Tampa and 6 miles south of Zephyrhills on US 301.
Facilities:108 full-facility campsites, youth group camping area, primitive campsites, showers, 6 picnic pavilions, 2 playgrounds, swimming pool (é), trails, canoe rentals, restrooms (é), interpretive center, food concession.
Activities:Camping, canoeing, freshwater fishing, swimming, hiking, bicycling, guided tours, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:Park includes Fort Foster (see separate entry), the only standing replica of a Second Seminole War fort in the US. Nature trails border scenic Hillsborough River, leading through hammocks of live oaks, sabal palms, and hickories.
Address:15402 US 301 N
Thonotosassa, FL 33592

Web: www.floridastateparks.org/hillsboroughriver
Size: 3,728 acres land; 60.5 acres water.

See other parks in Florida.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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Fort Foster State Historic Site (Hillsborough River State Park) Thonotosassa, (813) 987-6771.
For example, in describing the long-term decline in bird species richness on Panama's Barro Colorado Island (BCI) documented by Edwin Willis in the early 1970s, Terborgh assets "it is clear that extinctions occurred on BCI because nature had fallen Out of balance." Similar ecological imbalances are described for Hawaii's Haleakala Crater, Florida's Hillsborough River State Park, Venezuela's Lago Guri, and Boston's Middlesex Fells Reservation.
Wetlands impacts associated with building a regional potable water distribution system were mitigated when the West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority (WCRWSA) restored 85 acres of remnant wetlands adjacent to the Hillsborough River State Park, east of Tampa, Florida.

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