Opened in 1938, Hillsborough River State Park is one of Florida's first state parks; this original CCC Park is divided by the swiftly flowing Hillsborough River with a set of Class II rapids. The river provides opportunities for fishing, canoeing, and kayaking; a canoe/kayak launch is available at parking lot #4. (Please note new concession hours of operation: Saturday, Sunday, Holidays are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Monday thru Thursday operation hours will be 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Friday operation hours 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.) This concession provides breakfast & lunch, camping & picnic supplies, and a variety of memorable souvenirs. Don't miss our Ranger led tours of Historic Fort Foster every Saturday @ 2pm and Sunday @ 11am for $2.00. Hikers can walk over seven miles of nature trials: Rapids Trail, Baynard Trail, a sub-section of the Florida Trail and the Wetlands Restoration Trail. Note: Wetlands Restoration accommodates both bicyclists and hikers only. When the weather calls for it, visitors can enjoy a refreshing swim in the park's ADA accessible swimming pool. (Swimming pool hours of operation Monday thru Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. and on Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm) Please contact the park for swimming pool informational updates at (813) 987-6771. The park offers full-facility camping and a youth/group tent campground. A primitive campsite is available via foot trail; reservations are always recommended.