Apollo Beach Nature Preserve
6760 Surfside Boulevard
Apollo Beach, FL 33572
GPS 27° 47'25.16" N 82° 25'11.48" W
Shoreline fishing, pavilions, beach, wildlife viewing and restrooms.
Ballast Point Park
5300 Interbay Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33611
Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park
601 Old Water Street
Tampa, FL 33602
GPS 27° 56'30.69" N 82° 27'05.07" W
2617 Corrine Street
Tampa, FL 33605
GPS 27° 56'53.88" N 82° 25'42.04" W ( Entrance )
NOAA Mckay Bay Entrance 8726667
Desoto Park is on McKay Bay.
E.G. Simmons Park
2401 19th Avenue Northwest
Ruskin, FL 33570
Hours: Spring/Summer 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Fall/Winter 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
GPS 27° 44'45.69" N 82° 28'25.12" W
( Waters edge at ramp )
Off of route 41 about 2 miles on 19th Avenue Northwest right hand turn boat ramp is about 1 mile further into the park.
GPS 27° 44'07.32" N 82° 27'50.82" W
( The right hand turn 2 miles from route 41 ~ entrance address also. )
NOAA Shell Point, Tampa Bay 8726468
E.G. Simons Park is 258 acres in size, with 200 additional acres set aside as a wildlife sanctuary. There are 87 individual campsites, and 1 group site. Campsites are, first come, first served. Fees do apply. The park has a fishing pier, shoreline fishing, boat ramp, playground, restrooms, potable water, camping, beach, sunbathing and swimming.
Entrance fees do apply to the park itself as well as use of the boat ramp. Annual passes are available.
115 Columbia Drive
Tampa, FL 33606
GPS 27° 56'00.07" N 82° 27'21.93" W
6501 Riverview Drive
Riverview, FL 33534
GPS 27° 51'51.82" N 82° 23'00.72" W
Picnic Island Park
404 Picnic Island Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33616
This address is in an industrial area. Follow Picnic Island Boulevard back to park area.
GPS 27° 51'29.59" N 82° 32'59.57" W
( Entrance to ramp and pier area )
Boat ramp, fishing pier, hand launching kayaks and canoes, picnic pavilions, shoreline fishing, playgrounds, wildlife viewing and restrooms.
River Cove Park
1101 East River Cove Street
Tampa, FL 33604
GPS 28° 01'11.43" N 82° 26'52.99" W
( Entrance )
River Crest Park
4802 North River Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33603
GPS 27° 59'19.79" N 82° 28'03.56" W
( Intersection of Osborne Ave and North Blvd. small 3 car parking area )
GPS 27° 59'23.94" N 82° 27'56.40" W
( Intersection of N River Blvd and unnamed park access road ~ additional parking here )
Fishing piers ( 4 ), canoe / kayak launch, grills, picnic. The canoe / Kayak launch is on the northern side of the park. Fishing piers are on the southern side.
Riverview, FL 33569
GPS 27° 51'36.47" N 82° 23'05.30" W ( Waters edge at ramp )
NOAA Pendola Point, Hillsborough Bay 8726651
Paved ramp, dock at ramps, trash receptacles, easy access to Hillsborough Bay, Restrooms, Picnic Pavilions, Playground, Fishing dock.
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