Just minutes from downtown Tampa, this diverse park 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.
Bill Jackson’s Shop for Adventure sells the best outdoor adventure gear, apparel, and more in Pinellas Park, FL. Join us and plan your adventure today.
The evolution of Bill Jackson’s has led us from a post-WWII military surplus store to a state-of-the-art outdoor adventure outfitter. We cater to the following outdoor sports: adventure travel, backpacking, climbing, guns, inline skating, metal detecting, paddleboarding, snow boarding, triathlons, archery, camping, fishing, hunting, kayaking, nordic walking, scuba diving, and snow skiing.
Since 1946, we have been helping residents and visitors in Tampa Bay area make educated decisions regarding their adventure gear needs. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff members are passionate and have expertise in at least one of our featured sports. Let us help you find the perfect apparel and gear for your next adventure. We feature classes and clinics for kayaking, SCUBA and advanced SCUBA diving, skiing, and more. Call or check out our website for more details.
Offering the usual and the unusual for the great outdoors, let us prepare you for your adventure today!