RV Parks Near Tampa, Florida

RV Parks Near Tampa, Florida
Tampa, Fla., is within an hour's drive of the Gulf of Mexico and home to a variety of outdoor activities, including swimming, hiking, boating, freshwater and saltwater fishing, and golf. There is kayaking and canoeing on the Hillsborough River, and popular fishing spots include Tampa Bay and the Gulf. Tampa also has cultural attractions that include a performing arts center and historic Ybor City.

St. Petersburg/Madeira Beach Resort

St. Petersburg/Madeira Beach Resort KOA has 267 spaces with water hookups, including 220 with sewer. Sites have 30- and 50-amp electric and there is room for slide-outs. There are 87 pull-thru sites. The resort has showers, a heated swimming pool and spa, laundry facilities and a store selling RV supplies and grocery items. There is a boat ramp, a kids' playground, a shuffleboard court and horseshoe pit. There is additional swimming and fishing at nearby Long Bayou. Downtown Tampa is about 45 minutes away.

St. Petersburg/Madeira Beach Resort
5400 95th St. N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33708
(727) 392-2233
koa.com/where/fl/09144

Hillsborough River State Park

The park is about 25 minutes from Tampa, in Thonotosassa. Hillsborough River State Park covers nearly 3,000 acres, with magnolias offering shade. The 106 multipurpose sites include water and 30-amp electric. There are showers and bathrooms as well as laundry facilities. There is a suspension bridge that takes hikers to the Florida Trail. Wildlife is abundant and includes opportunities to see alligators, deer and bobcats. There is canoeing and hiking near historic Fort Foster.

Hillsborough River State Park
15402 U.S. 301 N.
Thonotosassa, FL 33592
(813) 987-6771
floridastateparks.org/hillsboroughriver

Little Manatee River State Park

The park is across Tampa Bay and has 120 sites. There are showers, restrooms, a laundry facility and a general store a mile away. The Little Manatee River offers fishing, kayaking and canoeing. There also are scheduled nature programs that may provide the opportunity to see native wildlife in their natural habitat or nighttime sky viewing away from the haze of city lights. Trails are available for hiking and biking inside the park.

Little Manatee River State Park
215 Lightfoot Road
Wimauma, FL 33598
(813) 671-5005
floridastateparks.org/littlemanateeriver

Article Written By Timothy Sexton

Timothy Sexton is an award-winning author who started writing in 1994. He has written on topics ranging from politics and golf to nutrition and travel, and his work appears online for Zappos.com, Disaboom and MOJO, among others. He has also done work for "Sherlock Holmes and Philosophy." He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of West Florida.

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