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Florida whitewater, Hillsborough River

Hillsborough county, Tampa section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

In response to the first USER INPUT: What bridges? Where on the Hillsborough River are you talking about? Where is this mile long stretch of whitewater paradise because I can't find it! Did you post in the correct section???? Help! I want to do it! Says Kevin

I found the jewel of Florida!!! REAL white water! Short, only 0.9 of a mile of whitewater in a 1.3 mile stretch, from on highway bridge. from either bridge, all you see is flat water.
    Between these two bridges the creek drops 85 feet. STEEP. Yet, there's very little in the way of hazards. I would Guess a creek like this would be CL4+, but I don't know how to rate it since your more likely to get hurt
on a CL3 in NY! Oh, there's one play spot, a hole wave. pretty sticky but spits you out if you flip. At high water it turns into a massive wave. Maps and pic, and vids to come! However, forget the 85fpm, forget the fact the water is always warm, forget that it's runnable 300 out of 365 days a year, forget that there's no sharp (all smooth)or undercut rocks, what is really awesome is ''sparkling of the sunlight on the water are in themselves  
reasons enough'' to want to paddle here. Says Anonymous

The scenic beauty of Florida and the water flowing gracefully down Hillsborough River are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available very near the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The Tampa stretch is the only paddling stretch along Hillsborough River.


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These outdoors activities are available near Hillsborough River.
 Marinas Near Hillsborough River:
Tampa Harbour Yacht Club & Marina, Tampa , 3 miles away
Walter Prior's Sons Marina, Tampa , 4 miles away
Marjorie Park Marina, Tampa , 7 miles away
Apollo Beach Marina, Apollo Beach , 7 miles away
Shell Point Marina, Ruskin , 8 miles away
 Beaches Near Hillsborough River:
Bahia Beach, Hillsborough , 8 miles away
Gardenville Beach, Hillsborough , 8 miles away
Apollo Beach, Hillsborough , 9 miles away
Bahama Beach, Pinellas , 12 miles away
Lido Beach, Pinellas , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Hillsborough River:
La Quinta Inn Tampa South, Tampa , 3 miles away
Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites South Tampa Airport, Tampa , 4 miles away
Quality Inn Airport - Cruise Port, Tampa , 5 miles away
Best Western Tampa, Tampa , 6 miles away
The Westshore Grand, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Tampa, Tampa , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Hillsborough River:
Bay Mobile Home Park, Tampa, 1 miles away
Raccoon Creek - MacDill AFB, Tampa, 2 miles away
E G Simmons County Park, Ruskin, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Hillsborough River:
Skyway Fishing Pier State Park, Florida , 13 miles away
Little Manatee River State Recreation Area, Florida , 14 miles away
Hillsborough River State Park, Florida , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Hillsborough River:
Bay Palm Golf Course, Tampa , 2 miles away
City Of Tampa, Tampa , 7 miles away
Mangrove Bay Golf Course, Saint Petersburg , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Hillsborough River
Jerry Lake, Pinellas , 20 miles away

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