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Alafia River State Park
14326 South County Road 39
Lithia, FL 33547
813-672-5320
www.floridastateparks.org/alafiariver/default.cfm

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Review by: awlzmdjvkp
Reviewed on: July 19,2010

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We stayed at the campground in May of 2005. We liked the fact that the sites are HUGE and they are not close together. However, as of May 2005, the campground was only about a year old, and there were no trees taller than 10'. We might as well have been camping in a field. The weekend we went, the temp was in the high 80's/low 90's, and we were not comfortable to say the least (even with A/C). I would recommend camping here in the cooler months of the year. As far as facilities, everything was clean and well kept, even on Memorial Day weekend. We weren't overly impressed with the amount of activities available. We hiked, but other than that, fishing in the river and lakes was about the only thing to do, unless you had a horse or were into mountain biking. There were lots of horse hiking trails and an equestrian camping area. If we had brought our moutain bikes, we could have enjoyed the numerous biking trails. That seemed to be the big attraction, as I understand the trails are some of the best in the state. They did allow canoeing and kayaking in the lakes and river, but had no rental facilities; you had to bring your own. To sum it all up: 1. Go in the cooler months because of the lack of shade on the sites 2. Clean campground with large sites 3. Bring your mountain bike Overall 3 1/2 out of 5 stars I've been to several other State Parks within reasonable driving distance that I prefer much more, including Hillsborough River SP (one of our favs), and Oscar Scherer SP.

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Reviewed on: May 30,2005

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