Dead River Conservation Park

Fishing Hiking Trail

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Location and Hours


15098 Dead River Rd.
Thonotosassa, FL 33592


8 AM - 5:30 PM, Sunday - Saturday


(813) 672-7876

Entrance Fee

$2 per vehicle. Up to 8 people per vehicle.


Dead River Conservation Park is temporarily closed due to localized flooding within the park. Once the water recedes, the park staff will need to perform maintenance to the entrance road to repair damage caused by heavy rains. If no further damage occurs, we anticipate reopening the park by the end of October 2018. For more information and updates please call the park office at (813) 987-6211.


Dead River Conservation Park is a remote park where a nature enthusiast can truly escape into the wilderness. Leave the busy world behind and take a stroll on the park's secluded two-mile nature trail that travels alongside the Hillsborough River, or bring your kayak and enjoy a day paddling and wildlife viewing.

Read rules and expectations.

Vehicle access restricted

  • Monday - Thursday the park is only open to pedestrian traffic
  • Friday - Sunday the park is open to vehicle traffic


  • Barbecue Grills
  • Fishing
  • Hiking Trail
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Walking Trails