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 May 21, 2021: The ranger station at Hillsborough River State Park is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Exact change is necessary when paying with cash when the ranger station is closed. The Fort King Trailhead on U.S. 301, the café and the pool are closed. Tours of Fort Foster and kayak rentals are unavailable.
Stationary Bridge Closure
The stationary bridge is closed for repairs. Please check back for status updates.
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.