The pool is closed for maintenance with an anticipated reopening date in the summer of 2023. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Know Before You Go
Effective March 29, 2022: Exact change is necessary when paying if the ranger station is closed at Hillsborough River State Park. The café, pool and tours of Fort Foster are closed.
The river was named in the late 1700s for Wills Hills, the British Colonial Secretary and Lord Earl of Hillsborough.
In the 1930s, during the Great Depression, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) established the area surrounding the river rapids as a public park.
Many of the park's structures and the suspension bridge are examples of the CCC style of rustic architecture, in harmony with the natural environment.