John B. Sargeant Wilderness Park

Boat Ramp Boardwalk Fishing

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Location and Hours


12702 US Highway 301 N.
Thonotosassa, FL 33592


Fall / Winter 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Spring / Summer 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.


(813) 987-6208

Entrance Fee

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


John B. Sargeant, Sr. Memorial Park, 12856 U.S. Highway 301 North, is best known for boating access to the Hillsborough River. Downriver, the Hillsborough River State Canoe Trail winds through a jungle of hardwood trees, lilies and birds. Upstream, the river widens to flow through the broad hardwood swamp known as the Seventeen Runs. In 1989, Flint Creek Park was renamed in memory of John B. Sargeant, Sr., who served as a member of the Hillsborough River Basin Board of the Southwest Florida Water Management District. Park activities and features include a small boat ramp, picnicking, boardwalk, and fishing.


  • Boardwalk
  • Boat Ramp
  • Fishing
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms


Old Fort King Trail
All three trail bridges are closed indefinitely for repairs. Access to the trail is still available north of the bridges. For more information, please call our administrative office at (813) 672-7876.