Our Mission

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.


Did you know?

  • Hillsborough River State Park is over 3000 acres.
  • This park is one of the original Florida state parks.
  • The park is open 365 days a year.
  • The river is fed by Crystal Springs and the Green Swamp.
  • Fort Foster is the only standing replica of a Second Seminole War fort in the US.

Park Highlights

In 1936, in cooperation with President Roosevelt’s “New Deal” programs, the Civilian Conservation Corps acquired and developed the land which would become Hillsborough River State Park. Today, the 3,383 acres which make up this park, encompass many diverse environmental habitats, as well as, several distinct wildlife communities.