Hillsborough River State Park
Seasonal Fort Foster Tours
Tours of Historic Fort Foster are currently being offered the third Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. Tickets must be purchased at the ranger station before the tour and are $2 per person. For larger groups reservations can be made and accommodations may be possible for separate tours.
Welcome to Hillsborough River State Park
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. And 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.
All types of camping are also available only a short distance from Tampa.
Plan Your Visit
Fort Foster State Historic Site
15402 U.S. 301 N.
Thonotosassa FL 33592