Hillsborough River Guidebook

Hillsborough River Guidebook

by Kevin McCarthy


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The Hillsborough River, which runs through the big population area of Tampa, is a popular site for leisure activities. Kevin McCarthy, author of more than 20 books about Florida, guides the reader and boater from the source of the Hillsborough River in the Green Swamp west of Tampa, through Hillsborough River State Park, then through the city of Tampa, to its mouth at the Gulf of Mexico. Both a history and a guidebook, Hillsborough River Guidebook features information on the wildlife and culture along the river as well as travel tips, with recommendations of places to eat and stay. Includes photographs and maps.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561644872
Publisher: Pineapple Press, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2011
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Kevin McCarthy is professor emeritus and a distinguished alumni professor of Florida studies and English at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he taught for 33 years. He has written many books for Pineapple Press.

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book vii

Introduction ix

1 The Green Swamp to Crystal Springs

by water 1

by land 14

2 Crystal Springs to Trout Creek Park

by water 17

by land 34

3 Trout Creek Park to Temple Terrace

by water 37

by land 52

4 Temple Terrace to Dam near Rowlett Park

by water 55

by land 66

5 Rowlett Park to Lowry Park

by water 69

by land 82

6 Lowry Park to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

by water 86

by land 101

7 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to the University of Tampa

by water 103

by land 125

8 MacDill Park to Davis Islands

by water 127

by land 142

9 Davis Islands to Tampa Bay and Hillsborough Bay

by water 144

by land 160

Conclusion 163

Information for Boaters 164

Places to Visit, Stay and Eat 165

Further Reading 170

Index 177

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