After paddling the upper Hillsborough River many times, there has been much talk about paddling this section of the river.
This part of the River has a charm of its own. There is plenty of wildlife, and the homes that line sections of the river are a site to see. We'll paddle to Rotary park, have lunch, then continue on to Riverhills park. The section from Trout Creek to Rotary park is about 4 miles, and the section from Rotary to Riverhills is about the same. The distance for this paddle is very similar to the distance in the upper portion.
After unloading our Kayaks, we'll shuttle to Riverhills park. At the end of the paddle, we'll take drivers back to Trout Creek. Riverhills Park is right off of 56th Street just south of Busch Blvd.
Hillsborough River Info:
A 34.5-mile (55.5 km) canoe trail is designated by the State of Florida, starting at Hillsborough River State Park and ending at Rowlett Park in Tampa. Morris Bridge Park, Trout Creek Wilderness Park, Hillsborough River State Park Lettuce Lake Park, Rotary Park, Riverfront Park, Riverhills Park, Angel of Hope Park, Rogers Park, Sulphur Springs Water Tower, and Rivercrest Park are all are located along the Hillsborough River.
On the water at 10:00 am sharp, after the shuttle. If you are late, paddle maniacally downstream until you find the group enjoying a casual paddle.
Make sure to bring water, food, sunblock, bug gunk, and safety gear. There are restroom facilities in the park. Oh, you might want to bring a kayak, too......!