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The mission of the Hillsborough River State Park Preservation Society, Inc., is to enhance and perpetuate the Hillsborough River State Park and the Fort Foster State Historic Site.

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Hillsborough River State Park Wins Multiple Outdoor Recreation Awards

Posted on 7 August 2010

~Hillsborough River State Park recognized as an America's 'Top Spots' by ReserveAmerica~

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Florida Park Service was recently honored by ReserveAmerica in the 2010 Outdoor Awards: America's Top Campgrounds. ReserveAmerica, one of the largest providers of campground reservation services, honored Florida State Parks in 17 categories for outdoor recreation, including 15 parks named to the Top 100 Family Campgrounds. Florida's state parks were also honored in multiple other categories including canoeing, biking and hiking.

"The Florida Park Service is honored to be recognized in a total of 17 categories on America's Top 100 Campgrounds list," said Florida Park Service Director Mike Bullock. "Providing clean, affordable and enjoyable places for Florida residents and visitors to recreate while continuing to restore our natural and cultural resources is our mission."

Top 100 Family Campgrounds

 Hillsborough River State Park (Rank 15)

Top 25 Canoeing Spots

 Hillsborough River State Park (Rank 1)

Top 50 Scenic Views

 Hillsborough River State Park (Rank 30)

Top 25 Tours & Events

 Hillsborough River State Park (Rank5)

Top 25 Water Recreation Parks

 Hillsborough River State Park (Rank 1)

For more information on the list of honorees, visit http://www.active.com/outdoors/Articles/2010-Outdoor-Awards-Americas-Top-Campgrounds.htm.

Created in 1935 by the Florida Legislature, the Florida State Park system has grown from eight to 160 parks in the last 75 years. Today, the Florida Park Service manages more than 700,000 acres of Florida's natural environment, including 100 miles of beaches, eight National Historic Landmarks and 39 sites on the National Register of Historic Places. Florida State Parks has been recognized by the National Recreation and Park Association as the nation's first and only two-time Gold Medal winner for the nation's best park service.

To learn more about the 75th Anniversary and the history of Florida State Parks, visit www.floridastateparks.org/history. To follow Florida State Parks on Twitter, visit www.Twitter.com/FLStateParks.