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Best Tent Sites Near Thonotosassa, FL (25)

    Camper-submitted photo from Hillsborough River State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hillsborough River State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hillsborough River State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hillsborough River State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hillsborough River State Park Campground
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    1.

    Hillsborough River State Park Campground

    63 Reviews
    275 Photos
    320 Saves
    Thonotosassa, Florida

    Just minutes from downtown Tampa, this Hillsborough River State Park Camping offers a refuge from city life with its seven miles of nature trails and ample places to cool off in the water.

    Except for occasional reenactments, the cannon and guns are now silent at Fort Foster. No longer do Seminole Indians have to fight to keep a foothold in Florida, and soldiers no longer guard a strategic river crossing. The reconstructed fort and its surroundings are now part of Hillsborough River State Park.

    Besides a living history lesson, visitors can kayak or canoe class II river rapids, rare in Florida, hike seven miles of nature trails and swim in an ADA accessible swimming pool.

    Tucked away, only a short distance from the bustling city of Tampa, camping is a popular activity at Hillsborough River State Park.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $24 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Lithia Springs Conservation Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lithia Springs Conservation Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lithia Springs Conservation Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lithia Springs Conservation Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lithia Springs Conservation Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lithia Springs Conservation Park

    2.

    Lithia Springs Conservation Park

    11 Reviews
    40 Photos
    177 Saves
    Durant, Florida

    Well-known for its natural spring which flows year-round, cool, clean water into the Alafia River, the Lithia Springs Park was originally purchased by Gardinier, Inc., a mining company that soon became Mosaic Phosphate, Inc. When the company leased the park to Hillsborough County as a recreational area in 1957, the 160-acre site slowly became a popular camping spot.

    After setting up camp, hikers can explore the woodsy trails and its diverse plant communities, river cypress swamps, and hardwood hammocks. But it is the natural spring that serves as the park’s major attraction, which---courtesy of the water’s 72 degree temperature---provides an excellent swimming experience all year long. In addition to swimming, visitors can fish and play volleyball. There is also a bath house for the parents to rest and chat, while their kids can play at the park’s playground.

    The park’s 44 camping sites---which is also suitable for RVs---include water/shower and electrical services. The campers also have access to picnic shelters and tables, restrooms, and barbecue grills. There are no reservations for these sites; everything is done on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    Park rules to know:

    -Picnic shelters are not rented for the months April - September. -All shelters, tables and grills and parking spaces are first come first serve -Due to the high demand of the swimming area and current conditions maximum capacity is -No rain checks / refunds

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • Tents

    $24 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park

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    Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park

    12 Reviews
    57 Photos
    88 Saves
    New Port Richey, Florida

    Separate primitive camping areas available for individual and equestrian camping. Backcountry camping available. Campsites for cars and primitive cabins available. Groups can reserve tent site or cabins up to 90 days in advance. Reservation and fee are required and can be made up to 30 days in advance.

    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Park
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    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Park

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    Lake Park

    5 Reviews
    20 Photos
    19 Saves
    Lutz, Florida
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Group
    Camper-submitted photo from Cypress Creek Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Cypress Creek Preserve
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    5.

    Cypress Creek Preserve

    3 Reviews
    13 Photos
    39 Saves
    Lutz, Florida

    A free camping reservation is required and must be displayed.

    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Cabins
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Tent Cabin
    Camper-submitted photo from Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Upper Hillsborough Preserve — Alston Tract
    Camper-submitted photo from Upper Hillsborough Preserve — Alston Tract
    Camper-submitted photo from Upper Hillsborough Preserve — Alston Tract
    Camper-submitted photo from Upper Hillsborough Preserve — Alston Tract
    Camper-submitted photo from Upper Hillsborough Preserve — Alston Tract
    Camper-submitted photo from Upper Hillsborough Preserve — Alston Tract

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    Upper Hillsborough Preserve — Alston Tract

    4 Reviews
    21 Photos
    77 Saves
    Zephyrhills, Florida

    A free camping reservation is required and must be displayed.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
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    Island Retreat Florida

    1 Review
    44 Photos
    90 Saves
    Gibsonton, Florida

    A 2 Acres Private Island in the Alafia River Basin for camping and recreation. Complete with raised campsites and shaded trails covered by mangroves to multiple parts of the island. 26 Miles of river to explore. 1000 feet from the launch point @ William's Park and Boat Ramp.

    Read reviews here: https://www.hipcamp.com/florida/island-retreat-florida/island-retreat-florida

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Picnic Table

    $50 - $75 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Withlacoochee SF/Croom Tract - Crooked River - Silver Lake Rec
    Camper-submitted photo from Withlacoochee SF/Croom Tract - Crooked River - Silver Lake Rec
    Camper-submitted photo from Withlacoochee SF/Croom Tract - Crooked River - Silver Lake Rec
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